LGBT young people and their sport and leisure Symposium

LGBT young people and their sport and leisure Symposium

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LGBT+ young people and their sport and leisure.

In line with the Football v Homophobia Month of Action February 2017, this BU event  aims to celebrate LGBT+ youth at a significant time when the socio-cultural climate is developing rapidly to promote social inclusion. This two part event includes a football festival to be held on Tuesday 21st February followed by a symposium of invited LGBT+ speakers on Wednesday 22nd February. Both activities aim to draw together football participants, community groups and experts all concerned with promoting safe and socially inclusive spaces to engage effectively with young people.

The Football vs Homophobia Football Festival - Tuesday 21st February

13.00-16.00 BU Astro Turf Pitches, Talbot Campus

To sign up for the football festival please contact Adi Adams

The LGBT Young people and their Sport and Leisure Sympoisum  - Wednesday 22nd February

09.30-12.30 FG06, Fusion Building, Talbot Campus

Sign up here on eventbrite for the symposium and for futher information Carly Stewart 

Confirmed Speakers: 

Graham Spacey, Football 4 Peace, University of Brighton

Graham Spacey is the Project Officer at the University of Brighton and a PhD candidate at the University of Johannesburg.  He leads Football 4 Peace International (F4P) - an NGO based at Brighton's school of Sport and Service Management and has done since 2005.  In 2012, he helped organise the first Football 4 Peace V Homophobia football festival and symposium. For the last 5 years, he has lead sustained student involvement in the annual F4P V Homophobia Festival. Graham and University of Brighton student volunteers have supported the inaugural Bournemouth University Football v Homophobia event (February 2017). Together with Brighton students, his talk will focus on students motivations and perceptions behind volunteering efforts within the F4P v Homophobia events.

Louise Englefield, Director of Pride Sports

Louise Englefield set up Pride Sports with a colleague in 2006. As a Director of Pride Sports, and working with others within Pride Sports, she overviews the FootballvHomophobia Month of Action.
Louise's talk focuses on the Pride Youth Games, which are an annual, UK wide event for LGBTI young people aged between 16-25.

Sarah Grayer, Project Coordinator for Space Youth Project

Sarah Grayer is Project Coordinator for Space Youth Project. She is a qualified youth worker and trainer with experience spanning four decades. Originally from a commercial management background Sarah first worked with young people directing a play challenging Section 28 (Section 28 of the 1988 Local Government Act stated that councils should not 'promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality' in its schools or other areas of its work). Section 28 was finally repealed in 2003. Sarah has been working for Space since 2011 and is delighted that this year it is one of AFC Bournemouth's chosen charities for the 2016/17 season. Sarah will be talking about the challenges facing LGBT+ young people and why peer to peer support is so important

Dr Christopher Pullen, Principle Academic, Bournemouth University

Christopher Pullen is an academic author who has published widely on the subject of LGBT identity and the media.  In this presentation 'LGBT Youth, Gender Performance and Bullying in School' he talks about the significance of media representations for LGBT youth, and the need for positive role models.  Examining recent research that he did in secondary schools, he specifically focuses on expectations in gender performance and the relationship to bullying. 

Ebony Harding, President of Bournemouth Univeristy LGBT+ Society

Details to follow

How to get to BU: Directions, parking & maps

There is no parking available on Talbot Campus therefore please use public transport.

Accommodation: The University has preferential rates with a number of local hotels, please quote Bournemouth University when booking to access these rates.  (Preferential rates are subject to availability and will be advised by the hotel at the time of booking.)

Carlton Hotel
East Cliff Court Hotel
Miramar Hotel
The Green House Hotel
Ramada Encore

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22 Feb 2017 at 9:30am
until 22 Feb 2017 at 12:30pm
Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
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