Join us – Friday 12th October 2018

The Mulberry Schools Trust Warmly Invites You To

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A conference for schools exploring gender equality

The conference is designed in collaboration with students from the Mulberry Schools Trust. Our conference brings young people together from across the country for the day to imagine what a gender equal society might look like. As schools, we recognise that young people have the power to change the world. Yet in the world beyond school, not everyone is given an equal chance to fulfil their potential. Campaigns like #MeToo, and ‘He for She’ shine a light on continuing inequalities for women, but men too are also effected. They are often denied the opportunity to show vulnerability – and suicide rates amongst men are also a concern.

The aims of the conference are:

  1. To raise awareness of gender equality among young people.
  2. To explore how the arts can deconstruct and find creative solutions to inequality.
  3. To bring together young people and diverse role models to engage with and learn from each other.
  4. To enable young people to become leaders and advocates, in delivering this event and creating a more equal world.

Conference Contributors Include:

Jude Kelly, Former Artistic Director of the South Bank Centre, Edwina Dunn, Founder of the Female Lead, Delia Barker, Programmes Director, Round House, Shobana Jeyasingh, Choreographer & Founder of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, David Lan, Former Artistic Director at the Young Vic, Baroness Shami Chakrabati, Jade Anouka, Actor, Dave Neita, Lawyer & Poet, Carrie Cracknell, Theatre Director, and many other leading artists.

The conference is being live streamed in two parts:

Part 1
10:30 – 12:00
including LIVE panel discussion exploring gender inequality in dance at 10:45

Part 2
14:00 – 17:00
including LIVE panel discussion exploring gender and Shakespeare at 14:45

Live stream Link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbz7xilgVS61mK2G1xR1hZQ (or search Mulberry Schools Trust on YouTube)

The conference website including all the available conference material and resources for schools can be found at www.partnershipofequals.org.

Dr Vanessa Ogden, CEO of the Mulberry Schools Trust and the Mulberry Schools Foundation said: “At this conference, we are bringing together girls and boys, women and men to consider issues of gender equality. A prosperous and harmonious society is a society where inequality and injustice have no place. The conference provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard. Schools are the  crucibles of civilisation and it is our responsibility to ensure that pupils leave us equipped to create a fairer future for all”.

For more information, please visit the Partnership of Equals website or contact:
Ria Burnett / AJ Agar at Mulberry School for Girls on 0207 790 6327 x 205.