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Thu, 20 Feb


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Building Equality: The importance of role models and real-life reflection

We need to see real-life reflections of ourselves to feel represented, inspired and motivated - to be the best version of us.

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Time & Location

20 Feb 2020, 17:00 – 21:00

We Work, 1 Saint Peter's Square, Manchester M2 3DE, UK

About the event


Role models whether in poetry, pose and plays, or on construction sites, can help to break down barriers and challenge misconceptions by showing others, like you, what can be achieved. We need to see success to be that success.

The importance of visible role models, in all aspects of life, has never been more important. We have seen great strides towards LGBT+ equality through laws and legislation, and we have more visible LGBT+ role models than ever before – including our esteemed guests Sue Sanders; Sally Carr; Paul Fairweather; and more.

However, recent statistics and surveys show us that there is still progress to be made, if we are going to achieve full equity for LGBT+ individuals. And to achieve this we need real-life, every day, visible role models.

At this event, we will celebrate Building Equality’s Greater Manchester role models. We recognise the organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to creating wholly welcoming and inclusive workplaces for LGBT+ individuals.

Agenda for the evening:

17.30 – Registration, refreshments and networking

18.15 – Building Equality ‘Year in Review’

18.30 – Keynote Speaker

19.00 – Break

19.15 – Panel discussion

20.00 – Awards

20.30 – Networking / close

Our charity partner for the evening will be LGBT History Month, all optional ticket donations and merchandise sales will go towards their invaluable work.

If providing a donation, please ensure general admission tickets are 0. If you select a general admission ticket as well as make a donation, you will double book.

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