Thursday 7 March 17:30 - 20:00

The Great Hall, London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB

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Centre for Equity and Inclusion Annual Lecture 24: Inspire with Lady Phyll


Navigating community, identity and intersectionality.

The Centre for Equity and Inclusion welcomes the community to join us for an In-Conversation style event with our guest lecturer Lady Phyll.

Aligned with the International Women's Day Theme 2024 to 'Inspire'. The Centre for Equity and Inclusion present our third annual guest lecture with a focus on how we can all demonstrate commitment to our communities, from challenges to every day acts of resistance.

PVC Student Experience, Professor Marcia Wilson (she/her) joins Lady Phyll (she/her) as we learn about her journey founding UK Black Pride, developing organisations such as Kaleidoscope UK and reflect on how she remains inspired navigating community work in the human rights sector.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and perspectives. The event is open to staff, students and members of the public.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah - widely known as Lady Phyll after turning down an MBE - has more than two decades of experience as an LGBTQ+ rights activist and anti-racism campaigner. She advocated for workers' rights at the largest civil service union and co-founded UK Black Pride. Since being established in 2005, this award-winning initiative has grown to be Europe's largest celebration of LGBTQ+ people of colour.

Phyll is also Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust, a charity dedicated to fighting for the human rights of LGBTQ+ people across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Format: Attendees have the option to join in-person or via Zoom.

For virtual attendees, the event will be streamed via the Zoom platform. The event link will be sent on the day of the event.

Date: Thursday 7th March 2024, 17:30-19:00. (for in-person attendees the drinks reception will end at 8pm)

Venue (in-person): The Great Hall, accessed via the entrance hall of the Main Building

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB

Privacy: Please note this is a public event will be livestreamed and recorded.

Registration deadline: For in person attendees, we will close registration at 17:00. However, there will be a small quantity of tickets available on the door.

Campus accessibility

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The Centre for Equity and Inclusion

The Centre for Equity and Inclusion sits at the heart of London Met as the ideological driving force behind its pedagogy, the student experience and workplace culture. It is the catalyst through which we actualise our commitment to social justice.

The Centre seeks to draw out the University’s greatest features, building on existing strengths and celebrating best practice. It aims to create conditions that give students and staff the opportunity to unlock their full potential whilst building a cohesive and harmonious community united by the pursuit of excellence in social justice.

Find out more information about the Centre.

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