Taking Pride: Fire service marks month with special presentations - The Redditch Standard

Taking Pride: Fire service marks month with special presentations

Redditch Editorial 2nd Aug, 2021   0

PRIDE month in Warwickshire will be celebrated by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service through a series of Pride talks called #RainbowWednesdays, on each Wednesday of August.

There will be a series of virtual talks with attendees encouraged to come along and take part in the discussion.

Each talk will be inclusive and will last 90 minutes including time for questions from the audience.

The aim is to explore important topics affecting LGBTQ people and to provide an opportunity to hear diverse perspectives.




The talks are in partnership with Warwickshire Pride and are part of a month of Pride activities with the virtual festival taking place on Saturday August 21.

The talks will be on four topics as follows at 6.30pm:


• Angela Dunne, senior customer aervice Assistant, from Warwickshire County Council and one other will speak about Pronouns – he/she/they on August 4.

• Imran Dean, equality, diversity and inclusion officer for WFRS and Dan Brown from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service will speak about LGBTQ allies in the workplace on August 11.

• Dan Brown and Rachel Salmon, inclusion officer from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue will speak about LGBTQ discrimination and micro-aggression on August 18.

• Joanna Kemp PhD, equality, diversity and inclusion advisor from Warwickshire County Council and one other will speak on terminology – appropriate or inappropriate on August 25.

To sign-up for free to register attendance visit https://bit.ly/RainbowWednesdays.

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