2008 programme

BiReCon 2008 Programme of Events

Morning: Building Bridges ‐ 10.30‐1.30

10.30‐11.00: Registration and Coffee

11.00‐11.30: Welcome and overview of bi needs

11.30‐12.30: Organisations present how they work with bi people (5 mins each.)

  1. Equality and Human Rights Group, Department of Health ‐ Rebecca Lloyd
  2. Amnesty – Presenter to be confirmed
  3. Lesbian & Gay Foundation ‐ Samantha Days
  4. Stonewall ‐ Ruth Hunt, Head of Policy & Ron Eddy, Stonewall Housing
  5. Polari (older LGBT rights) ‐ Lindsay River
  6. Mind ‐ Christina Richards
  7. Met Police – Janella McCrea
  8. UNISON ‐ Kevin George, Susan Mawhood, Richard Lohman
  9. NUS ‐ Katie Sutton
  10. The Danish LGBT Union ‐ Miguel Obradors
  11. Bi men’s groups ‐ Edward Seeker

12.30‐1.15: Break‐out groups – meeting bi needs in various arenas

  • Mental Health Issues – Ele Hicks
  • Awareness Raising – Grant Denkinson
  • Tackling Biphobia – Jen Yockney

1.15‐1.30: Feedback

Afternoon: Researching Bi Needs‐ 2.15‐5.00

2.15‐3.15: Brief research presentations (15 mins each)

  1. Visual Methods and Bi Identity ‐ Helen Bowes‐Catton
  2. Bisexuality and Psychotherapy ‐ Lyndsey Moon
  3. Bisexual Policy Making ‐ G Sophie Voss
  4. Organisational Change, Resistance and Democracy: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equalities Initiatives in Local Government ‐ Surya Monro

3.15‐4.00: Break‐out groups – trying out and discussing specific research techniques

  • Using case studies for bi training ‐ Rebecca Jones
  • Alternative research methods for studying Bisexuality ‐ Helen Bowes‐Catton
  • Researching Bi needs – Laurence Brewer

4.00‐5.00: Feedback – where next with bi research

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