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Equality Week

Date: Monday 18 - Friday 22 June 2018
Location: South Campus

As part of their service-learning programme, high school students have worked with staff members and external organisations to create a varied and engaging programme of events to prompt discussion and debate around issues of inequality within our local and global community.

This schedule of experiences for Equality Week will include four exciting events, open to the public. Please see details below.

Monday 18 June
South Campus

Life After Genocide photography exhibition vernissage

Time: from 18:00 to 21:00 
Cost: free of charge

This exhibition reveals how art forms can function to challenge our thinking and to raise awareness of issues of global importance. Renowned photojournalist, Kristian Skeie, will be introducing his photography exhibition. This project follows the destinies of a few people who survived the genocides in 1990s in Srebrenica, Bosnia, Rwanda and more recently the Yazidis community in Iraq.

Monday 18 June

PSYCHEdelight theatre company present: Borderline

Time: from 19:00 to 21:00
Cost: between CHF 10 and CHF 20
tickets can be booked here

PSYCHEdelight is a social theatre company based in the UK, comprised of an ensemble who met in the Calais refugee camp, known as the ‘Jungle’. The cast of European and refugee artists have devised a satire about their experiences, which has toured extensively around the UK. The Guardian produced a documentary about their unique work.

Wednesday 20 June
South Campus

Service Celebration

Time: from 17:30 to 18:30
Cost: free of charge

Secondary school students will be sharing their experiential learning process by presenting their engagement with both the local and global community. Projects include the following:

  • Teaching English to students of La Cassagne
  • Providing activities sessions for young refugees living in the local area
  • Supporting the elderly at a local home
  • Building an incinerator for a community in India
  • Engaging with and supporting global communities in Tanzania and Cambodia

Wednesday 20 June

ISL Talkx

Time: from 18:30 to 20:00
Cost: free of charge
seats can be reserved here

A small group of students have organised a diverse programme of short lectures, exploring a range of ideas related to issues of equality. In addition to talks delivered by our Year 12 students and John Ivett, guest speakers also include Meg Jones, Chief Economic Empowerment at UN Women and Bisi Alimi, a Nigerian Gay Rights activist and writer.

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