The RAISE mental health promotion team are calling out for children and young people to take part in their Resilience Challenge.
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Pride, Poetry and People of Colour (POC)
In honour of LGBT History Month 2020, the young people of GYRO (YPAS’s LGBTQ+ Youth Group) curated a mini pop display in the education room at the International Slavery Museum. The theme for LGBT+ History Month 2020 is Poetry, Prose and Plays. GYRO young people focused their display on LGBT+ people of colour who have used their voices and inspirational words to speak up for marginalised people. Via this, they wanted to highlight the depth and breadth of the LGBT+ community. The inspiration came from James Baldwin who said: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”.
#TicketToPride will shortly be arriving in Liverpool. Are you ready to jump on board?
Our Ticket To Pride campaign is a North West-wide arts-based campaign challenging LGBT-phobic hate crime on public transport. Vast numbers of people across our country use our public transport systems to go about daily business but, for some, this can be an unsafe and challenging part of what should be a standard routine. British Transport Police state that LGBT-phobic hate crimes reported across the country’s transport networks have doubled over the last five years, with reported homophobic incidents alone having risen 200% since 2013.
Liverpool’s ‘Drop Everything and Read’ supporting emotional wellbeing
On World Book Day 5th March schools across the city will be dropping everything and reading at 10 am to showcase the importance of reading for enjoyment. This Drop Everything and Read session is part of the Liverpool Readathon, a citywide sponsored read with the aim of encouraging children to read for pleasure and to raise money that will fund books and storytellers in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The Liverpool Readathon is organised by Liverpool Learning Partnership, who work with schools across the city to prioritise the needs of learners and Read For Good, who have been running their school Readathons since the 1980s.