Inclusion and Diversity Training with Judy Rogers
Sunday 24 February 2019 at 5:30pm - 7pm

Inclusion and Diversity Training with Judy Rogers

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One of the most successful volunteering projects led by students at Newcastle University is N.E.S.T., which supports learners from a range of backgrounds including recently-arrived Syrian refugees. This training course is especially intended for theiir volunteers : to provide a wider understanding of the factors (trauma, invisible prejudice, unanticipated barriers, commmunication) that affect some of their learners. The challenge is to think about these groups going out to enjoy the countryside, and to consider why it is that Northumberland and other rural parts of the UK very rarely see ethnic and other minorities.

All are welcome to attend, and to share some of the experiences and understanding that Judy Rogers has developed over the many years in which she has been taking hard-to-reach groups out to the Yorkshire Dales, in her role with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. She has developed toolkits in which community leaders are prepared, trained, and enabled to in turn become the ambassadors to their neighbours, friends and communities : to take the bold step outdoors into areas new and sometimes intimidating to them.

Consider with us the factors of trauma, communication barriers, perceptions and risks, and engage in a genuine discussion as to how we too can introduce new people to the fantastic wider area in which Newcastle University is placed.

Finishes at 19:00

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