Talks & Workshops

Here are examples of talks and workshops and the breakdown of each one. Note that each talk or workshop can be adapted to suit the needs of your organisation.

Talks & Workshops

Identity: Being Black and LGBTQ+

  • Historical, social and political contexts of what it it means to be Black and LGBTQ+ in the UK
  • Understanding identity from a perspective of a Black LGBTQ+ person
  • Navigating identity under the current political climate
  • Examples of LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ people of colour that are making history

Allyship: Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Racism and LGBTQ+phobia
  • Allyship and its importance for the LGBTQ+ community
  • Examples of allies and demonstrations of allyship within the LGBTQ+ community
  • Understanding privilege and how to uplift marginalised voices
  • Advocating for the rights of people of colour and LGBTQ+ people of colour

Activism: Building and Strengthening Community

  • The importance of community for LGBTQ+ people
  • Li Benedetti’s experience running events and doing community based work
  • Activism and what it means to be an activist
  • Understanding the needs of your community
  • Strategies to build community and create a sense of belonging
  • Examples of community projects that benefit LGBTQ+ people and LGBTQ+ people of colour

Performance & Movement

  • Warm up and theatre-based icebreakers
  • Performance and movement experimentation through exercises
  • Devising performance work both individually and collaboratively
  • Developing performance and movement skills that can be applied to different performance contexts
  • Performing a piece of work at the end of workshop and receving feedback on the material presented

Insight Talks

Diversity & Inclusion

  • An overlook on race, class, gender, sexuality and disability politics
  • Understanding privilege, prejudice and discrimination
  • Implementing an inclusive approach in different organisations (work space, school, community group, etc)
  • Inclusion or profit? The relationship of identity politics and monetary gain
  • Advocating for diversity and inclusion

Accessibility

  • What is accessibility and the importance of accessibility in an unaccessible world
  • Disability and types of accessibility
  • Understanding the needs of your audience
  • Accessibility planning in physical spaces and event and examples of accessible spaces and events
  • Immediate practices to put in place to ensure more accessibility in your current space or event