Our group started to meet in October 2015, on Monday afternoons at the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre in Leeds. We started as a very large and differentiated group made of beginners wanting to learn Italian. What we all had in common was our interest and love for the Bel Paese. Our course was meant to end in December, but it continued through to June with us all meeting and having fun every Monday.
We can’t wait to continue our learning adventure when our class starts back in September 2016.
Tutor: Paola Longato
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans History Month http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/
LGBT HM is celebrated in February in the UK but work to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continues throughout the year.
In 2015 the LGBT History theme was Hidden Histories and Coded Lives. In 2016 the theme is Religion, Belief and Philosophy. In 2017 we will look at Citizenship, PSHE and Law, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.
For the first time, WEA Yorkshire and Humber have celebrated LGBT History month with a film screening of ‘Pride‘. The film raises awareness of an aspect of LGBT history from the 1980s, when Gay Rights activists supported the Miners’ Strike through fundraising and solidarity. The film celebrates the unexpected partnership, and the impact it had on a local community, and the wider Labour movement.
Thanks to colleagues, friends and neighbours who came along to watch the film, and begin a discussion on what the WEA can do to support diversity in the organisation and in our curriculum.