LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH ALLIES TOOLBOX TALK
This LGBT+ History Month, join Building Equality Greater Manchester as they present the Allies Toolbox Talk, which aims to support allyship of the LGBTQ+ community within construction, engineering and built environment.
Our Allies Toolbox Talk is aimed at educating our workforce - to empower colleagues across the industry to become active allies.
QUEERING PUBLIC SPACE - INCLUSIVE DESIGN WEBINAR
Public space is not always, well, public. In the past forty years or so queer, feminist and racial geographies have drawn attention to marked inequalities in access to and safety in public space.
In this recorded webinar we ask:
What are the key characteristics that contribute to queering public space?
How do we protect what remains of queer memory in our cities?
And how do we move beyond the gayborhood towards creating public spaces for all?
We also make recommendations for queering public space in order to make it much more inclusive and welcoming for all.
Panellists included Mei-Yee Man Oram (Arup, Access & Inclusive Environments Lead), Professor Pippa Catterall (University of Westminster, Professor of History & Policy) and Dr Ammar Azzouz (Arup, University of Oxford, Architect). Our panel was chaired by London co-chair of Building Equality, Mark Bennett and the full report from Arup can be found here.
NEURODIVERSITY TALK WITH JENNIFER GLOVER AND STEVEN STYLIANOU
Watch this webinar exploring the power of neurodiversity in the workplace and tips on inclusive recruitment and retention by Steven Stylianou from the National Autistic Society and a talk from the perspective of neurodiverse engineering by PhD Researcher Jennifer Glover.
This event is supported by The Women's Engineering Society, the Chartered Institute of Building and Women in Sustainable Rail.
TAYLOR V JAGUAR LAND ROVER - WEBINAR
Watch Building Equality’s Taylor V Jaguar Land Rover Knowledge Share & Collaboration.
Watch this webinar to explore the historic Taylor V Jaguar Land Rover Case. The case has been trumpeted as a “landmark” employment tribunal decision recognising that people who identify as non-binary or gender-fluid can be covered by the Equality Act protected characteristic of “gender reassignment”.
BUILDING EQUALITY LGBTQ+ HISTORY AND ME - WEBINAR
Watch Building Equality’s LGBTQ+ History and Me Knowledge Share & Collaboration.
For LGBTQ+ History Month, Building Equality examined LGBTQ+ history and me: The impact of defining moments of LGBTQ+ history & culture.This talk discussed how historical and cultural moments of LGBTQ+ history have impacted our community - from The Stonewall Riots, Section 28 and same-sex marriage to Paris is Burning, The L-Word and RuPauls’ Drag Race.
BUILDING EQUALITY ALLIES TOOLBOX TALK - WEBINAR
Watch Building Equality’s Allies Toolbox Talk Knowledge Share & Collaboration.
Watch this webinar to hear the first delivery of the toolbox talk - where we explore how you can 'LIVE' being an ally as well as providing useful hints and tips on being an accepting, listening, learning and year-round ally.
The webinar heard from Kathleen Harrison, Jacobs, and Joelle Ivett, Arcadis.
BUILDING EQUALITY ALLIES TOOLBOX TALK - SLIDES
Download Building Equality’s Allies Toolbox Talk slides.
Our Allies Toolbox Talk is aimed at educating our workforce - to empower colleagues across the industry to become active allies to the LGBTQ+ community.
This free resource explores the importance of allies and how individuals and business can make a positive difference through small changes; alongside introducing LGBTQ+ terminology to widen understanding and knowledge of the community including the day-to-day challenges and issues that we still need to overcome.
Please get in touch if you wish to have a Building Equality represenative deliver this Toolbox Talk at your organisation, event or site.
BUILDING EQUALITY ALLIES TOOLBOX TALK - SUPPORT PACK
Download Building Equality’s Allies Toolbox Talk - Support Pack.
We have developed this support pack to supplement our Allies Toolbox Talk, which covers frequently asked questions, resources and recommendations, as well as a glossary and benefits to diversity. This resource provides further guidance, supports awareness, reduces stigma and increases LGBTQ+ inclusiveness by providing sign-posted facts, figures, information and recommendations.
A YEAR IN REVIEW 2020 PANEL
Watch Building Equality’s - A year in Review 2020 Panel webinar.
2020 presented a whole host of new challenges and opportunities for Building Equality – from Covid-19 and social distancing to the increased spotlight on intersectionality and Black Lives Matter, to discussions around gender recognition – there has been no shortage of headlines which have had a direct implications on Building Equality.
This webinar heard from the Building Equality Executive Committee Amanda McKay, Balfour Beatty, Glenn Robison, Arup, Julian Phatarfod, WSP, Luke Ives, Jacobs and Lynne Hamilton, Mott MacDonald.
TO INCLUSION AND BEYOND
Watch Building Equality’s To Inclusion and Beyond Knowledge Share & Collaboration.
We invited Brooke Parsons, Danny Sullivan Group, to chair this panel to discuss LGBT+ inclusion solutions, advice and support to businesses from Small and Medium Enterprise to large multi-nationals. To encourage more organisations to stand up for equality, so that all our workplaces and communities can become places that accept and support LGBT+ people – without exception.
This webinar heard from Steve Jeffery, Mace, Eibhlin Flynn, Danny Sullivan Group, Verity Whittaker and Philippa Cotterill, both Norman Disney & Young.
QUEER TRANS INTERSEX PEOPLE OF COLOUR ROLE MODELS
Download our Queer Trans Intersex People of Colour Role Model Resource Pack.
Throughout Black History Month, we shone the spotlight on a selection of the UK's incredible community organisations for Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour. This included numerous awe-inspiring QTIPOC activists working behind the scenes at these groups to increase QTIPOC representation across the UK.
SUPPORTING LGBT+ EMPLOYEES IN CONSTRUCTION
Watch Building Equality and ICE North West's Knowledge Share & Collaboration.
Join Kathleen Harrison as she discusses the challenges LGBT+ employees face in the workplace, particularly regarding mental health. Kathleen explains the initiatives of Building Equality and how by using our collective power we can drive LGBT+ inclusion throughout our industry.
Watch Building Equality’s Fireside with Global Butterflies Knowledge Share & Collaboration.
We invited Rachel Reese and Emma Cusdin, of Global Butterflies, who both facilitate and deliver trans and non-binary awareness training solutions, advice and support to businesses across the globe. This webinar provides a unique perspective into trans and non-binary inclusion in the corporate world, whilst answering the audiences burning questions they have struggled to get an answer for.
A FIRESIDE WITH GLOBAL BUTTERFLIES
PRIDE IN YOUR CV PRESENTATION SLIDES
Download Building Equality’s Pride in your CV Knowledge Share & Collaboration slides
We invited Gary Sheldrake and Karolina Nastaly, Hays, to share their experience and how to get your CV in the best shape for job searching in 2020. They also offer a unique perspective into the construction, engineering and built environment job market going forward into the second half of 2020 and offer advice in tackling virtual job interviews.
HOW TO DELIVER OUR LGBT+ TOOLBOX TALK WEBINAR
Watch Building Equality’s How To Deliver Our LGBT+ Toolbox Talk Advocacy Knowledge Share & Collaboration
We invited Amanda McKay as our trainer. Amanda has vast experience of delivering Toolbox Talks and shares her knowledge and experience to help give you the skills to deliver the Toolbox Talk as well as the confidence to share your experiences, in order to educate our industry.
After listening to this webinar, we ask that you to pledge to deliver this training in your office, or on your site.
ADVANCING GENDER DIVERSITY WEBINAR
Watch Building Equality’s Advancing Gender Diversity Advocacy Knowledge Share & Collaboration
We invited Jake Stothard and Michelle Shepherd to share their personal stories, opinions and experiences to educate on how we and our organisations can better advance advocacy around the issues that most affect our transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming community.
BUILDING EQUALITY LGBT+ TOOLBOX TALK
Download Building Equality’s Toolbox Talk.
This toolbox talk is for anyone who wants to learn about or teach others about LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace. It can be used as one presentation, or you can pick and choose modules to use in your toolbox talks, lunch and learns, or wellbeing moments.
This resource can be used to help tackle issues such as inappropriate language and behaviours, or as training to aide managers approach difficult conversations or topics.
SETTING UP YOUR LGBT+ NETWORK
Download Building Equality’s guide to setting up your LGBT+ employee network.
This guide is for any organisation in the first steps of its journey to forming an LGBT+ employee network, and includes top tips from member organisations on how to establish and maintain a network.
POSTER CAMPAIGN TACKLING MICROAGGRESSIONS
Download Building Equality’s poster campaign.
A suite of posters designed to help tackle hateful language and behaviours in the construction industry – whether on site or in the office.