London LGBTQ Learning Network: intersections

London LGBTQ Learning Network / intersections / Tuesday 30 July 2013 3.45pm / Booking now open 

London LGBTQ Learning Network



BSL Interpreted Event

Audio description provided


Tuesday 30 July 3.45pm to 9pm


This event will create a space for fresh engagement, new thinking and debate around intersectionality*, equality and diversity in relation to organising and activism, and celebrate everyone’s participation in the London LGBTQ Learning Network since it was launched in 2010.  This is the final Learning Network event that will be funded by the original Big Lottery funded In Our Name project.  The event will be chaired by Marai Larasi, Director of Imkaan, and will bring diverse contributors including activists, organisers, academics and artists together around intersectionality, with presentations, performance and multimedia contributions.

* intersectionality is a concept used to describe how oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, etc.) are interconnected; also ‘it seems to be true that centres of creativity tend to be at the intersection…where beliefs, lifestyles and knowledge mingle and allow individuals to see new combinations of ideas with greater ease’ (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)



3.45pm Arrival and registration

4pm Early dinner – arrive hungry!

4.45pm Performance and presentations

7.50pm Workshops

9pm Event close


Venue: Conway Hall  25 Red Lion Square  London WC1R 4RL


Who the event is for:  This event is for diverse LGBTQ and equalities organisations, artists, organisers, volunteers, activists, academics, funders and infrastructure organisations.




Arrival and registration


Dinner from Jollof Pot



Chair of event: Marai Larasi / Director of Imkaan



Dr. Surya Monro / Intersectionality and bisexuality

Nacho Diaz / Four in Ten / Bringing winds of change and hope to mental health service provision

Kirsten Hearn and Lindsay River / Queerer and queerer - being a disabled queer pagan

Veronica Mckenzie / Queering the Struggle / Film

Joanne Manson / Families Together London / Intersectionality and parenting

Mickel Smithen / Together Models / Photography

Work by Gendered Intelligence members



Intersectionality as Working Practice

Intersectionality: Concepts / Dr. Beverley Duguid / UK Black Pride

Intersectionality: Discussion


Reflection and close

Please complete a booking form by Tuesday 23 July 2013


 4pm Hot Food


Book here:


Travel expenses and support costs are available for disabled participants (travel £20; support needs can be discussed). Bursaries of £50 are available to organisations with no paid staff up to a maximum of eight bursaries. These must be claimed no later than one month after the event.

Sign Language Interpretation and audio description provided.



How to get there:

Conway Hall,  25 Red Lion Square  London, WC1R 4RL

Click here for location on Google maps (with directions tool)



Click here for the TFL Journey Planner


Holborn (Central and Picadilly Lines) is a 5 - 10 minute walk, or use 521 bus.

(alight at Proctor Street)

521  runs from Waterloo to Proctor Street

98   comes via Oxford Street and terminates in Red Lion Square
19, 38, 55 and 243  pass by the Theobalds Road entrance to the Hall

Any bus to Holborn, Grays Inn Road or Southampton Row/Kingsway comes close to Conway Hall.


There are four dedicated Blue Badge parking bays nearby (one in Red Lion Square, two in adjacent Red Lion Street and one in Harpur Street). There is also metered parking available in Red Lion Square. If Blue Badge holders are not also Green Badge holders, parking needs to be purchased and an hour will be free. So for instance if you are attending the whole event, you would need to purchase parking from 4-5.30; 5.30-6.30 would be free. centred will reimburse this on arrival for Blue Badge holders.  Please note some parking areas are for "Residents Only”.










Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 15:45 to 21:00