Tackling HBT Bullying
Members of Show Racism the Red Card staff teams came together in Newcastle yesterday to participate in powerful and inspirational training from two excellent organisations.
In the morning, Abraham Eiluorior, a volunteer with The LGBT Federation, a not-for-profit network of LGBT groups, shared with the team his story and experiences of homophobia in both Nigeria and the UK. Abraham is an asylum seeker and fears returning to Nigeria because of homophobic attacks and repressive laws against gay and lesbian people.
The afternoon session was led by Shaun Dellenty, who took us through his journey, which resulted in his decision to set up Inclusion for All. The focus of Shaun’s organisation is to embed anti-homophobia work across the curriculum in schools and how to successfully and safely engage teachers and young people in discussions of LGBTQI issues.
Both sessions reaffirmed the importance of educating about HBT bullying.
The new knowledge and ideas sparked by yesterday’s session at UNISON headquarters in Newcastle will help shape the content of both workshops for young people and teachers during the course of the Tackling HBT Bullying project, delivered by SRtRC.
Thanks to support from the Department for Education and Government Equalities Office, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) will undertake a new and exciting programme of work to educate against Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) bullying.
2,000 young people will take part in education events at football clubs and 200 teachers will be offered places at free teacher training conferences during the project, which runs until March 2016.
For more information or to register your interest in any of the opportunities provided by this project, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SRtRC would like to thank Abraham and Shaun for their participation and brilliant work.