CWU Equality Month

This March is Equality Month at CWU and we will be hosting a range of events, workshops and courses to celebrate. See the full programme below (some details to be added throughout the month) and register for our online events.

Disability Week

Deaf Awareness Accessible Podcast

Tuesday, 2nd March
Lee Starr-Elliott (SW Regional Disability Lead) and Christopher Watson – NW Region lay member
Available here

Reasonable Adjustments & PPE Webinar

Thursday, 4th March – 6.30-7.30pm
Chaired by Ruth Meadows (Wales Region LGBT+ Lead, IR Rep)
Panellists: Mark Anthony Bastiani (NEC Disability Lead), Carl Maden (Acting Assistant Secretary Postal), Tracey Fussey (NEC T&FS), Dave Joyce (CWU National Health & Safety Officer)
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JzUC7tkPSP2VJsxlbinawg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Prostate Cancer Webinar

Friday, 5th March – 12-1pm
Chaired by Des Gibbons (Midlands Disability Lead)
Panellists: Leebert Hughes (Prostate Cancer UK representative) Jeff Till (Disability Lead, London Region)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcOqorzwjH9KY0XavaHq-C7wUzD9QbMkZ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Women’s Week

IWD Discussion & Solidarity Messages (Recorded)

Monday, 8th March
Chair: Julia Upton (T&FS Vice Chair)
Participants: Jean Sharrocks (NEC Women’s Lead), Lynn Simpson (PEC), Angela Whitter (London Region Assistant Secretary, Branch Secretary Croydon & Sutton Amal)

Women in Public Life Webinar

Tuesday, 9th March – 6.30-7.30pm
Chaired by Jean Sharrocks (NEC Women’s Lead)
Panellists: Charlotte Nichols MP (Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities), Kate Hudson (Head of Equality, Education & Development CWU), Karen Rose (President CWU) & Kudsia Batool (Head of Equality & Strategy TUC)
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qYfRPy7LRSGFvGbH3LvYbQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Women’s Health Workshop

Thursday, 11th March – 9-10am
Chaired by Jean Sharrocks (NEC Women’s Lead)
Panellists: Rachel Daly (Southwest Women’s Lead) & Alice Sedgwick (Target Ovarian Cancer UK)
This session will focus on updates around the Sling the Mesh campaign, Ovarian Cancer and the Menopause.
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X9Evl4WLTb-onssw1GvtYw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

In the run up to International Women’s Day a programme of events will be hosted by the Northwest Region. You can visit their events page for more information and to register. All welcome.

BAME Week

Podcast – Indian Farmers Dispute

Monday, 15th March
Guest Speakers Include: Amrit Wilson (Journalist & Member of South Asian Solidarity group), Sajid Shaikh (Midland Political Lead), Parminder Kaur (MBE ULR SE No. 5), Parmjit Singh (Unit Rep Birmingham Mail centre), Amarjite Singh (Branch Secretary Southeast Wales Amal)

Islamophobia Awareness Workshop – Hosted by Midland Region

Monday, 15th March – 6pm-7pm
Chaired by Mahmood Ali, NEC & PEC
Panellists: Adam Alarakhia (CWU Tutor, Leicestershire Branch), Maz Saleem (Anti-Racist Campaigner & Activist)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3CWUYWsKQX2_xem1yPWXWg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Fighting Racism in the Workplace Webinar

Wednesday, 17th March – 6.30pm-7.30pm
Chaired by Sharon Pratt (Southwest Regional BAME Lead)
Panellists: Wilf Sullivan (TUC Policy Advisor RACE), Ali Moosa (NEC BAME Lead), Danny Pickersgill (West London BAME Officer) & Michelle Bailey (Midlands Regional BAME Lead)
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j1E_P5yWRNqbd8B57OdsVQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

UN Anti-Racism Day

Details to be confirmed shortly

LGBT+ Week

LGBT+ Inclusion – Getting the Language Right in 2021

Monday 22nd March – 11.00-12.00
Dr Elly Barnes – CEO and Founder of Educate & Celebrate
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2639866258827449613

Calling Out Homophobia & Transphobia in the workplace

Tuesday, 23rd March – 6.30pm-7.30pm
Chaired by Jason Reynolds (London Regional LGBT+ Lead)
Panellists: Maria Exall (TUC LGBT+ Chair & CWU Representative), Quinn Roache (TUC Policy Advisor), Dave Jukes (T&FS Assistant Secretary & Carl Maden (Acting Assistant Secretary Postal)
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JSwX3JlUQ2K95h42HFtghQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

LGBT+ Event with Gill Rossini, (Author & LGBT+ Campaigner)

Wednesday 24th March, 6pm -7pm
Hosted by the North West, Chaired by Sheila Biggins
Please check back for registration link soon

Diversity Quiz – Test Your Knowledge

Thursday, 25th March – 6pm-7pm
Hosted by the North West Region: Sheila Biggins, Peter Pascall, Tony Windle & Karen Kendrick
Please check back for registration link soon

Online Equality Event

Friday, 26th March – 10am – 4pm
Details of the all day programme TB
Please check back for registration link soon

Left Click – Resources

In addition to the above events, there are a number of educational resources linked to the various Equality Strands that are available.  For relevant resources click here.

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