Events & Courses

Courses organised by The Network, and events and courses related to social justice organised by other agencies

Key courses are listed here.

  • Room to Breathe

    1 November 2018-28 July 2019, Thursdays 12.00–20.00, Friday–Sunday 12.00–1800, Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG

    "Room to Breathe is an immersive experience inviting you to discover stories from generations of new arrivals to Britain. Journey through a series of rooms filled with personal narratives and objects that bring to life the struggles, joys, creativity and resilience of living in a new land. Explore rooms to… more

  • Talk To Your Baby 2019: From the national agenda to the front line

    21 January 2019, 09.30-17.00, etcvenues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3HU

    "This year’s conference will explore and celebrate the arrival of early years as a national priority, looking at the critical window of opportunity from conception to age two for language acquisition. To see how these crucial changes influence and are influenced by activity on the ground, speakers will present… more

  • Decoding Inequality

    31 Jan-12 Feb 2019, Glasgow Women's Library 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP

    "The Decoding Inequality project has produced analyses of 50 objects from our collection to support an accessible understanding of how issues of (in)equality (across gender, class, sexuality, disability and race) are enacted and sustained in our society. This exhibition supports visitors to consider the social history of objects relating to… more

  • Africa-London: Insiders, Outsiders

    4 Feb 2019, starts 19.00, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

    "Christina Fonthes is a Congolese-British writer.Her work, laden with themes of womanhood, sexuality, and mental health has featured in several publications around the world. In 2017 she was longlisted for the OutSpoken London Page Poetry Prize. Christina is founder of REWRITE, a development organisation for black women and women of… more

  • Libraries in a Diverse Community

    8 Feb 2019, starts 10.00, Priory Rooms, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF

    "A one-day conference looking at diversity within the profession and how we ensure appropriate services to a diverse community."Outline info (more detail to follow) and contact details online.… more

  • Text Artefact Identity: Horace Walpole and the Queer Eighteenth Century

    15-16 Feb 2019, Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, TW1 4ST

    "This conference will bring together scholars and curators from the disciplines of Literature, Cultural History, Art and Architectural History, and Heritage to investigate LGBTQ perspectives on the “long” eighteenth century, and features keynotes from Walpole’s biographer, George Haggerty, and Matthew Reeve, who has written extensively on Gothic architecture, sexuality … more

  • Humanising the narratives of migration post-Brexit

    16 Feb 2019, 10.00-16.30, London

    "Organised by the Ella Baker School of Transformative Organising, the seminar will bring together migrant support groups, anti-racist campaigners, trade unionists, academics and community groups to discuss  how to control the post-Brexit narrative that is currently using migrants as scapegoats for ills of society, and in particular those who want… more

  • A Matter of Urgency: LGBTQ Oral History Skills Sharing Event

    22 Feb 2019, 14.00-18.00, Liverpool John Moores University, John Foster Building, 80-98 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5UZ

    "Following the success of the Oral History Society’s LGBTQ Special Interest Group’s all day workshop in 2018 that addressed LGBTQ oral history practice and theory, the SIG will be holding a follow-up workshop in Liverpool on 22nd February 2019. Members of the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group have… more

  • Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight 2019: ‘Get Connected’

    2-15 June 2019

    Theme and Purpose The theme of MANIL 2019 is ‘Get Connected’ -  We know that the areas of digital access and loneliness have not been far away from policy and project headlines over recent times, and these dual challenges are particularly of interest and relevance to blind and partially sighted people. … more