Confronting Hate, Promoting Equality (free training event)

Presented by Black & Minority Ethnic Workers Forum Event

Please note this Event is open to all Health & Social and Children and Families Employees, therefore we invite you to come. 

On Wednesday 11th November 2015 at Council Chamber,
City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh

9.00am                 Registration

9.15am                Opening of Event – Michelle Miller, Chief Social Work Officer, Edinburgh

Brief introduction and Welcome from BME Equality Workers Forum.  Anita Bhatnagar, Social Worker, Royal Victoria Hospital, Heath & Social Care and John Kerr, Learning & Development Advisor, Workforce Planning and Development

9.30am                ‘Challenges in Regulating Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism (RADAR Project)’ Dr Katerina Strani and Eloisa Monteoliva, Herriot- Watt University

10:30am              Morning Coffee/Tea Break

10:45am              ‘Working Together to Tackle Hate Crime in Edinburgh’ PC Simon Daley and Inspector Tom Galbraith, Police Scotland

11:30am              ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young People’s Experiences and Perspectives of Safety’ Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Assistant Policy Director, LGBT Youth Scotland.

12:30pm              Lunch

1:30pm                ‘Supporting and Protecting People at Risk of Forced Marriage’ Kate Fennell, Adult Protection Lead Officer, City of Edinburgh Council

2:30pm                ‘Bright Choices Project’ Mitra Rostami and Nicole Currie of Sacro Bright Choices, Edinburgh

3:15pm                Afternoon Break

3:30pm                ‘The ADAPT Toolkit: An Intervention to prevent and respond to racist incidents and hate crime’ Jeannie Felsinger, Author of ADAPT (Anti-Discriminatory Awareness Practice Training) and Dr. Carmen-Maria Fyfe, Psychology Lecturer, School of Applied Social Studies, The Robert Gordon University,

4:15pm                Closing and Reflection – John Kerr, Learning & Development Advisor, Workforce Planning and Development

BME Equality Workers Forum & Forthcoming Meetings – Luna Abushaibeh, Professional Advisor, Children & Family Social Care Direct

4:30pm                Finish

There will be an opportunity for questions after each speaker.

Booking Required:  CEC employees can book via myHR (search for HSC0340).
Non-CEC employees should contact Barry Fell on and
detail name, job title, workplace and email address

ADAPT – online details

A3 Event poster 2015 Confronting Hate Promoting Equality

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