There has been a great deal of progress in the areas of gender equality and feminism. Movements such as #metoo and HeForShe, are changing conversations, changing culture, and changing laws. But there is no such shift occurring for the LGBTQ+ community. Awareness and progress are stagnant.
The questions are:
1) How can the lessons of one successful movement benefit, another?
2) How can one movement be broadened to be more inclusive of others?
3) How can we ensure advances for one group don’t come at a cost to another?
4) How can we scale down public movements to fit workplaces?
Movements are not mutually exclusive, nor do they live in a vacuum. This session will explore intersectionality and inclusionary concepts as they relate to movements and groups. The focus will be on redefinition and will include topics such as (trans)gender awareness and inclusive feminism.
Merging his international career experience advancing gender equality, and his expertise in LGBTQ+ issues Mr. Rowell’s session, ‘They Too’, will highlight means to advance awareness of the LGBTQ community without taking away from any other movements such as gender equality.