INCLUSION EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP @ THE CONSTITUTION HILL
12th – 15th October 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa – In celebration of Pride Month 2021, the Thami Dish Foundation alongside various key stakeholders today launched the 2021 LGBTIQ+ Inclusion & Empowerment Workshop set to take at the Constitution Hill this week.
The Inclusion and Empowerment Workshops – a well curated range of workshops, to encourage greater, within all sectors of South African Society, invite various industry leaders, senior governmental representatives and the LGBTQI+ civil sector community in conversation, sensitisation training and network building opportunities.
The programme managed by the Thami Dish Foundation alongside the Global Network Conference together with private and public sector partners, have designed a comprehensive programme to offer overview training to industry specific inclusion and diversity concerns in the areas of Gender, Sexuality and Gender Expression.
The 4 DAY long workshop will take place in the second week of Pride Month from Tuesday, 12th – Friday 15th October 2021) at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.
These informative workshops will delve into 3 main themes including:
• Justice & Law
• Media & Communication
• Diversity & Inclusion in the Private and Public Sector
In addition a half day business clinic will also be run parallel to the workshop to support young LGBTIQ+ entrepreneurs and small business owners during the course of the program.
Powered by the Gauteng Tourism Authority, The Department of Justice, Brand South Africa, Proudly South Africa and Constitution Hill, the workshop welcomes all South Africans to attend.
WORKSHOP Registrations can be done via email or call as per below:
Ngatamele Lucas Tsele
+2781 789 0516
Day 1: REPRESENTATION IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
This day focuses on the role of media houses, narrative drivers, content creators and media monitoring groups, public communications personnel, governmental communications representatives and other related communications professionals in the representation of Queer narratives in storytelling, broadcasting, advertising and the communications space.
The workshop is designed to equip industry stakeholders with the understanding of queer representation and risks of playing towards stereotypes in terms of LGBTQI+ content. The workshop is envisioned to host senior decision-makers in these respective fields
Keval Harie – Director; Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action Trust (Gala)
Ms Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani – Acting Director General Department of Comms & Digital Tech
Makgano Mamabolo – Actress, Scriptwriter, Producer & Showrunner
Fanney Tsimong – Creative Director; Doti-Producxionz
Athi Petela – Producer, Director
Gaopie Kabe – Cinematographer
Day 2: JUSTICE AND THE LGBTQI+ COMMUNITY
The Access to Justice workshop is designed to consolidate all relevant stakeholders in the access to justice project in serving the LGBTQI+ community.
Furthermore it is designed to equip civil society representatives and activists/community organizers with the technical knowhow in accessing legal structures such as the Equality Court in aiding their work in finding justice for victims and third parties facing discrimination based on their gender, sexuality and gender expression.
This workshop seeks to facilitate cohesive and constructive engagement between government structures that impact the access and quality of access to justice available to the LGBTQI+ community
Advocate Lethlogonolo Mokgoraoane
Roche Kester – Advocacy Coordinator, Triangle Project
Ronald Lamola – MINISTER OF JUSTICE
Paralegal Officer for the Love Not Hate Programme, OUT LGBT Well-Being
Day 3: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION THE IN THE WORKPLACE
The final workshop is designed to evaluate the level of inclusion in the private sector and public sector.
In this effort the workshop is designed to study good practices of inclusion and diversity in terms of LGBTQI+ representation and services available
Teveshan Erasmus-Kuni – Head of Credit for Commercial Asset Finance: Standard Bank & Director at SA LGBT+ Management Forum
Tshepo Jerry Moseki – Senior SHEQ Co-ordinator; Fraser Alexander
Lerato Legodi – Brand South Africa
Parks Tau – Gauteng MEC for Economic Development
Roche Kester – Political Advocacy Co-ordinator; Triangle Project
Sylvester Chauke – Founder DNA Brand Architects
Chantelle De Sousa, Attorney
Siya Khumalo – Author
Barba Gaoganediwe – Head Destination Media, Gauteng Tourism Authority
Saki Zamxaka – CEO Gauteng Enterprise Propellor
Mosa Tshabalala – CEO Gauteng Growth Development Agency
Zimkitha Guma – PLUS- Board Member
Francina Ntsimane – Department of Economic Development
Open Market Day: An LGBTIQ+ Market will be open at the Women’s Jail
Day 4: QUEERWELL MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP
A Mental health conference to address mental health in order to gain more understanding of mental health issues, awareness and mental wellness holistically
Paddy Sipho Nhlapo
Dr Lerato Galesitoe
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