Warwickshire Fire Service to mark Pride Month with series of talks - The Rugby Observer

Warwickshire Fire Service to mark Pride Month with series of talks

Rugby Editorial 2nd Aug, 2021   0

PRIDE month will be celebrated by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service with a series of talks.

Called #RainbowWednesdays, they will feature a range of speakers on each Wednesday in August.

There will be a series of virtual talks with attendees encouraged to take part in the discussion.

Each talk will last 90 minutes including time for questions from the audience. The aim is to explore important topics affecting LGBTQ people and to provide an opportunity to hear diverse perspectives.

The talks are in partnership with Warwickshire Pride and are part of a month of Pride activities with the virtual festival taking place on Saturday August 21.

The talks, starting at 6.30pm, will be on four topics:

• Angela Dunne, Senior Customer Service Assistant, from Warwickshire County Council will speak about pronouns – he/she/they on August 4.

• Imran Dean, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer for WFRS and Dan Brown from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service will speak about LGBTQ Allies in the Workplace on August 11.

• Dan Brown and Rachel Salmon, Inclusion Officer from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue will speak about LGBTQ Discrimination and Microaggression on August 18.

• Joanna Kemp PhD, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor from Warwickshire County Council will speak about Terminology – appropriate or inappropriate on August 25.

Warwickshire Chief Fire Officer Ben Brook said: “Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service wants to create an environment where everyone feels like they belong and can contribute.

“I’m pleased that we can talk openly about these important issues that affect people across the county. We are committed to further improving equality, diversity and inclusion efforts for our Service and creating an environment where our staff can bring their whole selves to work and where they can understand issues that are faced across all of our community so that they are best placed to address them effectively.”

Sign-up for free to register attendance at https://bit.ly/RainbowWednesdays

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