Invitation: A cross-sector equality and diversity meeting – Friday 6 July 2018

The CIFA Equality and Diversity Group will be holding a cross-sector equality and diversity meeting to be held at Historic England’s offices at Cannon Bridge House, London on Friday 6 July 2018, 11am-3pm. This meeting is to discuss how, across the heritage sector (as broadly defined), we can collectively, collaboratively and proactively work towards a more equal and diverse community of practice. In particular, the intention of the meeting is to develop a defined course of cross-sectoral action to enable us to collectively deal with the challenges of harassment that the #MeToo movement presents to us. At the start of June we will circulate two ‘think pieces’ on social media and via our website to stimulate discussions on the day, and we will be grateful for comments on these in advance.

We have invited representatives from across the sector to attend and will make a clear announcement of the outcomes of the meeting afterwards. We also welcome individual participation by telephone (and some physical places may be available on a first come, first served basis – to be announced nearer the time). If you would like to participate in this manner please contact the organisers by Friday 25th May. The organisers are Dr Hannah Cobb (CIFA Equality and Diversity Group Chair, Hannah.Cobb@manchester.ac.uk) and Dr Joe Flatman (CIFA Equality and Diversity Group Secretary, Joseph.Flatman@HistoricEngland.org.uk).

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