August 2021: Microaggressions Workshop with Rayya Ghul
September 2021: Documentary and Discussion – Racism in the LGBTQIA+ Community
A documentary night jointly hosted between the BAMEOTUK and LGBTQIA+OT networks. This event began to explore intersectionality – where marginalised identities overlap or intersect – and the experiences of oppression that result. We watched and discussed an episode of the Queer Britain documentary series, in which Riyadh Khalaf explored casual racism in the LGBTQIA+ community and discussed when preference becomes prejudice.
November 2021: Affinity groups – more than just representation or diversity
25 Nov 2021 12:30 – 13:00 Theatre 3 at the NEC in Birmingham
Rachael Daniels (she/her) represented LGBTQIA+OT in a discussion about the three existing UK affinity groups for occupational therapy. Rachael spoke alongside Georgia Vine from AbleOT and Anne-Marie Fadare from BAMEOTUK.