Peer led skills development course for disabled women

Following our successful projects ‘Disabled women’s voices from the frontline’ and ‘Disability and Sexuality’, Sisters of Frida are excited to launch a new peer-led skills development course for disabled women, led by disabled women. This course is supported by a grant from Rosa, The UK Fund for Women and Girls.

This is an accessible event *

  • Date: 16 September 2017
  • Start time: 11am
  • End time: 5pm
  • Price: none
  • Venue: YHA London St Pancras
  • Address: YHA London St Pancras Euston Road, London, NW1 2QE
  • Contact phone: / 07876 742600
  • Contact email: 07876 742600

The project will run from September 2017 until May 2018 and will give participants opportunities to

develop facilitation, presentation and research skills
gain and share knowledge in an area of interest
put this knowledge into practice
meet and work with new people

The project will be split into two parts. The first part will consist of three sessions aimed at building facilitation skills and confidence for the participants. We will then go on to design a number of further sessions tailored specifically to the needs of individuals within the group. You will have a mentor who will support you in gaining skills in the area of work which you are interested in. This could include building campaigns, arts and self-expression, challenging interpersonal violence – the possibilities are endless! You will then share the skills and knowledge through a workshop designed and led by you.

Where and when

The first part of the course will take place on the weekend of the 16-17th September at the YHA in Kings Cross, Central London. This will be a facilitation skills course.

The structure and timings of the following workshops will be agreed by the group following this initial training.

Who is it for?

The course is for any self-identified disabled women (trans, intersex and cis) non-binary and gender non-conforming people but not people who identify solely or primarily as men. Sisters of Frida follows the social model. We especially encourage people who do not have much previous experience in facilitation, public speaking and events-organising, and if interest exceeds spaces, we will prioritise those with less experience.

There are limited spaces on this program. If you think you may be interested, please get in touch by the 1st of September. Please tell us a little bit (just a few words) about what you’re interested in and why you would like to participate.

Contact: / 07876 742600

Accessibility information:
On Euston Rd. Nearest accessible tube is Kings Cross St Pancras. There is a lift and an accessible toilet. Please let us know asap if you need BSL or other access needs. Hostel Food is available by reception. Tea/coffee will be served with snacks.

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