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How to use Equality Law to change Public Services

How to use Equality Law to change Public Services 

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Diverse Cymru, C3SC and Race Equality First are working together as Cardiff Third Sector Partners to deliver a training event in June 2018 on practical ways you can use equality duties, the Future generations in Wales act as third sector organisations and community groups.

This practical training event is aimed at helping third sector organisations use equality duties in Wales and the Well-being of Future Generations Act to challenge discrimination, drive change and ensure public services design services to better meet the needs and wishes of diverse communities.
It includes tools you can use and opportunities for discussion and questions.

This interactive community training will cover:

  • Influencing Strategic Equality Plans and Objectives
  • Influencing through Equality Impact Assessments
  • Using and encouraging engagement of people from all diverse communities
  • Links between equality duties and the Well-being of Future Generations Act

Diverse communities include the 9 protected characteristics of age; disability; gender reassignment; pregnancy and maternity; marriage and civil partnership; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation.

When and where:

We’re running this event twice. One afternoon and one evening event. Events are the same.

Monday 25th June

Registration from 4:30 pm. Event 5:30 pm to 8 pm

Late arrivals are welcome.

Thursday 28th June

Registration: 1:30 pm. Event 2 to 5 pm

Both events will be held at:

Taff Housing Conference Suite

307-315 Cowbridge Road East

Canton

Cardiff

CF5 1JD

In the car park behind Taff Housing Association.

Free event

Tea, coffee, and biscuits provided

If travel, access, childcare, replacement care or other expenses are a barrier to you attending , please let us know. We can reimburse costs.

Who should get involved?

This training is useful for all third sector organisations, not just groups that work on equality issues or with particular communities.

This includes national charities, local charities anywhere in Wales, social enterprises, associations, co-operatives, self-help groups and community groups.

Individuals are also welcome to attend

Register to attend this free event

Email: Thoria.M@c3sc.org.uk

Phone:  (029) 2048 5722

Or write to: Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC),
Third Floor,
Baltic House,
Mount Stuart Square,
Cardiff
CF10 5FH

Please let us know your access and dietary requirements when registering, as well as which date you want to attend.

Transport Engagement Group Invitation.

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Transport Engagement Group Invitation

Have your say on Transport  Diverse Cymru are inviting you to an engagement event on transport and the environment in Cardiff.

When: Friday 22nd June

Registration and refreshments from 1:30 pm

Engagement event 2 pm to 4:30 pm

Where: Taff Housing Association Conference room

307-315 Cowbridge Road East

Canton

Cardiff

CF5 1JD

What’s the event about?

We want to hear:

  • Your good experiences of all types of transport in Cardiff
  • Your bad experiences of all types of transport in Cardiff
  • What you think could be better and how
  • Your thoughts on transport and the environment

This engagement event is your chance to tell your story and have your opinions heard on transport and the environment please see the link below for more information.

Have Your Say on transport and the environment 

You will need to register for this event please fill out inform attached and send back to shelagh.maher@diverse.cymru

BBC want your stories

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We have a new talent scheme called New Voices from Wales which is open for applications now.  You can see the films that we made last year on iplayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b09szstr

 

To apply, you go through the Its My Shout website and the closing date is 9th May.  A link to the application page is here: http://www.itsmyshout.co.uk/docs

 

We are looking for stories that reflect contemporary Wales but it is a very open brief.  And it is aimed at people without a great deal of experience as directors but who have a passion for their story and an idea of how they would realise it.

 

Please spread the word…..  It is open to anyone – no age restriction.  Last year our filmmakers included someone who works fulltime for Mencap Cymru and had never made a film before; a drama script editor, and recent graduates from media courses.

Diverse Cymru at the Wales International Documentary Festival 2018

Blackwood Miners’ Institute 1pm – 4pm, Thursday 19th April.

Diverse Cymru are pleased to announce that we will be part of this year’s Wales International Documentary Festival.

As part of our contribution to the festival, we will give individuals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to meet organisations from within the creative industries, and provide advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its employment and training opportunities.

This will include information on the new Diverse Cymru Film and TV Bursary*, supported by Creative Skillset. This bursary will offer small amounts of funding, support and mentoring in Wales for people from diverse groups who already have some experience in the industry, and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

During the afternoon there will be opportunities to mingle and get information on current opportunities available within film and TV in Wales. There will also be advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its opportunities. 

Please note that we will now NOT be showing the ‘My Wales’ Film as planned, this will be at a later date.

This is a free event and we would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance by email to michael.flynn@diverse.cymru or call 029 2036 8888.

Wales International Documentary Festival

Wales International Documentary Festival invites you to watch the best documentary films of the year. The programme from 18th to 20th April includes masterclasses and networking events with industry experts and takes places in Blackwood. There’s an exciting line up of films from all over the world in this year’s festival and events, parties and gigs to complement the screenings. This includes a preview screening of Welsh feature, “My Grandfather The Spy” and landmark historical documentary “The Dragon Has Two Tongues” with Q&A with director Colin Thomas.

For more information on the festival and for tickets, please visit: http://www.widf.info/

*The Diverse Cymru Film & TV Bursary supported by Creative Skillset will offer small amounts of funding, support and mentoring in Wales for people from diverse groups who already have some experience in film or television, and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Individuals with experience in the industry will be invited to apply for funding support that will enable them to train and further develop their skills.

Funding can be used by successful applicants to fund or part-fund a short training course, may be used by individuals to access training opportunities and can be utilised by people to overcome travel or other barriers to opportunities.

In addition to providing funding in support of training opportunities, people will be given career advice and support from within the industry including invitations to industry events and networking opportunities, updates on free training available and job and other career opportunities. 

Note : This is an additional fund for Wales running alongside Creative Skillset’s high-end TV  bursary fund which supports individuals working in the industry as freelancers to help them progress within high-end drama.

We say No to Racism

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Diverse Cymru is saddened to hear the latest rise in hate crime aimed at the Muslim community. The recent threatening letter entitled ‘Punish a Muslim’ is in circulation across England and Wales, encouraging a ‘national day of violence against Muslims’ on April 3rd.

Diverse Cymru is committed to supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination because of race, religion or  beliefs, age, disability, gender identity and reassignment and sexual orientation. We condemn any actions which incite and encourage hatred and racism. We urge any of our friends and colleagues within the Muslim community to come forward and report any letters that you may receive or any issues that may arise in relation to this hatred.

ADVICE – What to do if you receive a copy of the letter: It is essential that anyone who receives this letter should report it to their local Police Station by dialling the non-emergency 101 numbers or contact Tell Mama: https://tellmamauk.org/submit-a-report-to-us

 

Diverse Cymru is also a hate crime reporting centre, you can do this by calling 02920 36 8888 or attend the office Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 1JD.

Your Government Your Well-being

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On the 12th and 13th of March we will be facilitating Co-producing engagement that works for diverse individuals and community groups

 

  • Monday 12 March 2018

Registration from 9.45 am. Start: 10.00 am. End: 1.00 pm.

St Philip Evans Community Centre,  Llanedeyrn Drive, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9UL

 

  • Tuesday 13 March 2018

          Registration from 9.45 am. Start: 10.00 am. End: 1.00 pm.

          Lower Penarth Community Centre, Lower Brockhill Way, Penarth, CF64 5QD

 

The project is aimed at all diverse individuals and community organisations representing diverse individuals or communities. This includes Black and Minority Ethnic, disabled, trans*, older, lesbian, gay and bisexual people, people of different faiths, and carers. Please pass the information on to anyone who you think would be interested in the project. More information about the events and a registration form are attached.

 

We reimburse travel, access, childcare, replacement care and respite costs related to attending. All events include light refreshments.

To register for any of the events please complete the attached registration form and return it to me. Or please email me: shelagh.maher@diverse.cymru or phone me on 029 2036 8888 (ext 255). Please let me know your dietary, communication, language and access requirements when you book your place

Have your Say!

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What’s the project about?
Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and Diverse Cymru have been commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Wales

to develop a series of resources on equality duties in Wales for third sector organisations.

These resources are about helping Welsh third sector organisations understand and use equality law in Wales.

Thursday 1st March 2018 in Cardiff. 
Registration 9:45 am. Focus group: 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Culture & Media Centre @ Loudoun, Plas Iona, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5HW
 
Friday 2nd March 2018 in Carmarthen. 
Registration 9:45 am. Focus group 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS), The Mount, 18 Queen Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1JT.
 
Thursday 8th March in Colwyn Bay. 
Registration 12:45 pm. Focus group 1 pm – 4 pm
Venue: Station Court meeting rooms, above Porters Coffee Shop, 41-43 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BP.

Please follow the link below for further information and signing up to the events.

Have your say on the equality’s resources for the Third sector