Equality Conference

4 July 2019

Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts

Keynote speaker

June Sarpong

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be TV Presenter, world leading diversity expert and awardwinning author of ‘Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration’ and ‘The Power of Women’, June Sarpong MBE. Join us to celebrate diversity and inclusion in Guernsey in a range of workshops and panel discussions.

Conference Agenda

We welcome you to our Equality Conference page where you will find information on the agenda for the days conference, the diverse workshop options and bios of our speakers. To attend you must book through Eventbrite or contact the team at hello@equality.gg, we are expecting to be full and tickets will be required.

We look forward to seeing you on the 4th July for a fabulous line up of speakers, panels and workshops to #StartTheConversation

4 July 2019

Morning

8.30

Coffee on arrival

8.30
Coffee on arrival

9.00

Equality Guernsey Opening Remarks
Alan Brown

9.00
Equality Guernsey Opening Remarks

Alan Brown

9.05

Equality in Guernsey, setting the scene
Deputy Emilie Yerby

9.05
Equality in Guernsey, setting the scene

Deputy Emilie Yerby

9.20

Equality 
June Sarpong

9.20
Equality

June Sarpong

10.00

Questions and Answers
June Sarpong

10.00
Questions and Answers

June Sarpong

10.20

Coffee

10.20
Coffee

10.40

The Journey from Tolerance to Acceptance
James Partridge, Face Equality International
Jayne Ozanne, Ozanne Foundation
Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham
Chaired by: Tabitha Carr

10.40
The Journey from Tolerance to Acceptance

James Partridge, Face Equality
Jayne Ozanne,
Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham
Chaired by: Tabitha Carr

11.15

Questions and Answers

11.15
Questions and Answers

Workshop 1

11.30

Select one workshop to attend.
Online booking is required for each workshop.

11.30
Select one workshop to attend.

Online booking is required for each workshop.

Take a closer look at actual discrimination in Guernsey, a review of the big issues of 2018 in the Citizens Advice Bureau Report, and an opportunity to discuss how we make a difference as individuals and organisations.

Paul Chambers, CEO Guernsey Citizens Advice Bureau

The workshop is sponsored by Specsavers

The everyday emotional and social challenges of coming to terms with and eventually living well with a disability from any cause can take years to resolve — and arguably it does not get the attention it deserves from the health and social care system. This workshop will explore the range of difficulties, the common psychological reactions to adversity and how you and your family/carers can gain more control and find positive ways of coping and resilience.

James Partridge, Face Equality International

The workshop is sponsored by Cystic Fibrosis Guernsey

Follow the journey of a public sector organisation in their quest for greater equality in the workplace and learn more about the DIFERA toolkit and how it can support you to develop your own organisation.

Vic Tanner Davy, Liberate Jersey
Lorraine Barker, GCFE

This workshop is sponsored by BWCI

Though we may assume that it “can’t happen here” – forms of slavery has been found in every country. Whilst we do not say that it is a numerous or severe problem in Guernsey, we cannot say that it is not happening.

In addition, some of our guest workers may live and work in the grey area that can slide over into enslavement. Withholding passports, the application of force and coercion, including sexual assault, all point to cases meeting the criteria of slavery. But with minimal training and with little legislation in the area, cases are rarely recognised as such. And, of course, there is the slavery far away that reaches Guernsey through the things we buy, eat, and wear. Electronics, clothing, foodstuffs, and many other goods are produced by slavery and need our attention and action to reduce demand for these tainted products.

The situation is far from grim, however, our close-knit community, our lack of corruption and solid law enforcement, means that with some attention and action we will be able to say with certainty that slavery does not happen on the island. Come along to increase your understanding of what slavery is, and what it may look like in this small community, how the island can tackle the issue and what we can all do to combat slavery worldwide.
The workshop will take the form of a case-study and discussion led by Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham, with contributions from Adrian Hale, head of AML/CFT Policy and Compliance for the Financial Intelligence Service and who has 29 years service at Guernsey Border Agency.

Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham.
Jim Wood, Financial Intelligence Service, Guernsey Police.

One of the barriers to dealing with matters of equality has been the strongly held religious beliefs that some hold.  This raises complex questions regarding how best to safeguard those caught in areas of intersectionality, such as with faith and sexuality, and the rights of some to hold views that can be extremely harmful to others, and which discriminate against them.  This workshop will look at how we might tackle this issue, and share some of the safeguarding concerns of those most at risk.

Jayne Ozanne, Ozanne Foundation

In this interactive workshop, Sarah Boddey, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Northern Trust will help participants explore when, where and how gender bias (both male and female) occurs in the workplace and what can be done to recognise and mitigate those biases.  Through exploring everyday work scenarios, she will highlight the six main types of bias that are most likely to be seen at work, why they occur and what to do about them.

Sarah Boddey, Northern Trust

A review of the 2018 wellbeing survey data and an exploration of the current practice in providing equal access to health care for all.

Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health, Health and Social Care.

An opportunity to explore the progress made by local businesses, States and community in supporting mental health equality. Developing strategies for improving mental health equality across the Bailiwick.

Emily Litten, Executive Director, Guernsey Mind
This workshop is sponsored by AFR Advocates

A whistle stop tour of sexuality, sex and gender identity: Every single person on the planet has a sexuality and a gender identity but only some people are discriminated against because of theirs. We’ll cover the LGB, as well as the T, we’ll even touch on the S and C, and we guarantee that you hold at least one of these identities – come and find out which one.

Ellie Jones, Liberate

Afternoon

1.30

Equality in the workplace
Dave Sauvarin, Northern Trust
Louise Misselke, Guernsey College of Further Education
Chaired by: Vic Tanner Davy

1.30
Equality in the workplace

Dave Sauvarin, Northern Trust
Louise Misselke, Guernsey College of Further Education
Chaired by: Vic Tanner Davy

2.20

Questions and Answers

2.20
Questions and Answers

2.40

Tea and Coffee Break

2.40
Tea and Coffee Break

Workshop 2

3.00

Select one workshop to attend.
Online booking is required for each workshop.

3.00
Select one workshop to attend.

Online booking is required for each workshop.

Take a closer look at actual discrimination in Guernsey, a review of the big issues of 2018 in the Citizens Advice Bureau Report, and an opportunity to discuss how we make a difference as individuals and organisations.

Paul Chambers, CEO Guernsey Citizens Advice Bureau

The workshop is sponsored by Specsavers

Join the Guernsey Disability Alliance, Walkers, Guernsey Employment Trust and Employment & Social Security for an interactive session with an experienced panel available to answer your questions on disability discrimination

karen Blanchford, Guernsey Disability Alliance
Nikki Ioannou-Droushiotis, Guernsey Employment Trust
Sarah Ash, Walkers
Ellen Pragnell, Employment Social Security

Follow the journey of a public sector organisation in their quest for greater equality in the workplace and learn more about the DIFERA toolkit and how it can support you to develop your own organisation.

Vic Tanner Davy, Liberate Jersey
Lorraine Barker, GCFE

This workshop is sponsored by BWCI

A focus on inclusive and mixed age communities, loneliness, dementia friendly communities, equality and inclusion within the care sector and the role of technology in reducing loneliness.

Dave Inglis, Chairman of Age Concern
Sue Fleming, Matron, St John’s Residential Home
Julie Bulpitt, Dementia Friendly Guernsey

One of the barriers to dealing with matters of equality has been the strongly held religious beliefs that some hold.  This raises complex questions regarding how best to safeguard those caught in areas of intersectionality, such as with faith and sexuality, and the rights of some to hold views that can be extremely harmful to others, and which discriminate against them.  This workshop will look at how we might tackle this issue, and share some of the safeguarding concerns of those most at risk.

Jayne Ozanne, Ozanne Foundation

In this interactive workshop, Sarah Boddey, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Northern Trust will help participants explore when, where and how gender bias (both male and female) occurs in the workplace and what can be done to recognise and mitigate those biases.  Through exploring everyday work scenarios, she will highlight the six main types of bias that are most likely to be seen at work, why they occur and what to do about them.

Sarah Boddey, Northern Trust

A review of the 2018 wellbeing survey data and an exploration of the current practice in providing equal access to health care for all.

Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health, Health and Social Care.

An opportunity to explore the progress made by local businesses, States and community in supporting mental health equality. Developing strategies for improving mental health equality across the Bailiwick.

Emily Litten, Executive Director, Guernsey Mind

This workshop is sponsored by AFR Advocates

A whistle stop tour of sexuality, sex and gender identity: Every single person on the planet has a sexuality and a gender identity but only some people are discriminated against because of theirs. We’ll cover the LGB, as well as the T, we’ll even touch on the S and C, and we guarantee that you hold at least one of these identities – come and find out which one.

Ellie Jones, Liberate

Equality Conference Speakers

Thank you to all our Equality Conference speakers who provided such fascinating insight, passion and commitment to the Equality and Inclusion agenda locally. The first class quality of our speakers ensured we did #StartTheConversation you can view the videos and slides of a number of the presentations, panels and workshops in our resources section of the website

Alan Brown

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Deputy Emilie Yerby

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June Sarpong

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Tabitha Carr

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James Partridge

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Jayne Ozanne

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Kevin Bales

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Vic Tanner Davy

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Dave Savaurin

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Louise Misselke

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Paul Chambers

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Lorraine Barker

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Sarah Boddey

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Dr Nicola Brink

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Emily Litten

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Ellie Jones

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Karen Blanchford

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Nikki Ioannou-Droushiotis

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Sarah Ash

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Ellen Pragnell

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Jim Roberts

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Dave Inglis

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Dr Sue Fleming

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Julie Bulpitt

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Jim Wood

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This event is supported by Northern Trust