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South West LGBTQ+ Training for Sign Language Interpreters
January 14 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm£20.00
Saturday January 14th – 12.30pm – 5pm (ONLINE)
Details for the training:
This workshop will be delivered in BSL by Deaf disability activist Jasper Williams (he/him). Jasper has a background in LGBT+ and Deaf/disability activism since 2012, founding many LGBT+ groups in South Oxfordshire and North Wales. He moved to Bangor and received an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology. Whilst studying, Jasper created and held the position of the first Trans Officer at Bangor University. He became actively involved with Plaid Ifanc Cymru and then went on to work with NUS Wales in the role of LGBT+ Officer. In this work, he provided extensive LGBT+ inclusion training and workshops, co-organised Prides, as well as ran conferences and led several campaigns nationally around Wales and the UK.
Jasper now works for himself, offering LGBT+ inclusion training and workshops. He also helps Deaf and disabled people with disability benefits claims in the UK and Ireland. He works with Diversity & Ability, Thriving Autistic, Atypical, and communication professional agencies.
This online workshop will include the following:
• LGBT+ community history and what LGBTQIA+ means
• Trans inclusion
• Discussion on straight and cis privilege
• Impact of personal bias and use of spoken and signed language linked to LGBT+ identity
• Connecting UK law to interpreting assignments
• How to support LGBT+ people in interpreting spaces
• What allyship means in practice”