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ElevateHer 2016: young women and girls day

students studying at UEL

Young women and girls day

ElevateHer 2016, presented by the Cass School of Education and Communities, is a multi-day interdisciplinary conference concerned with the political, economic, social, cultural and technological achievements and advancement of women. This year's conference coincides with the 105th anniversary of International Women's Day. 

The activities on day three of ElevateHer 2016 include a free workshop facilitated by Patricia Foster of You are YOU Holistic Training and Coaching Services and author of Yes, I Did It! Got Through It...At Last - Recognising and Celebrating Your Strengths Through Life Transitions and Change. All events are in CC.G.06.

Registration - 10.00am to 10.30am

Workshop: Patricia Foster - 'An interactive and explorative look at empowering you through transition and life changes'. Patricia guides participants using discussion, creative writing, visualisation, digital media and well-being techniques. (10.30am - 11.15am; please note that tickets are limited)

Patricia is an award-winning writer, performer and original member of the highly acclaimed writers' collective 'Malika's Poetry Kitchen'. She was the Sable Litmag poet-in-residence from 2014-2015. 

Please register for the workshop here.

Workshop: Silhouette Bushay (University of East London) and Pariz-1 (UK MC)  - 'Hip-hop fems make some noise!!'. This is a fun and engaging taster workshop that has been created to promote critical thinking around gender issues, finding your voice and self-confidence in using the voice through engaging with hip-hop. (11.15am - 12.10am)

Silhouette Bushay is a lecturer in Education Studies at UEL and a co-module leader for the Critical Pedagogies module, which includes hip-hop pedagogy.  Silhouette is also a creative and film co-director of Through The Lens of Hip-Hop: UK Women film documentary, among many other things.  She has worked with young people in schools and youth provisions, including working solely with young women and girls developing and delivering workshops and programmes. Hip-hop feminism is one of her interest areas.

Please register for the workshop here.

Performance: Pariz-1 featuring Silhouette Bushay (12.00pm - 12.30pm)

Presentation: Camelia Baugh (University of East London) - 'Youth Participation and Engagement' (12.30pm - 1.00pm)

Camelia Baugh is a senior lecturer on the BA Hons Youth and Community Work programme (with emphasis on fieldwork practice) at the University of East London. Her experience and expertise is in quality assurance and delivery of relevant teaching, training and support to embed the quality of practice, performance and delivery of face-to-face and direct youth service provision.

Camelia has had a long career in youth and community work, starting as a part-time volunteer before graduating into a full-time qualified position of employment with the Youth and Community Services.  Camelia has worked for several inner city London boroughs in the voluntary and statutory sector as a senior and principal worker developing and working on specialist programmes in art, fashion and dance; girls and young women's work; special educational needs; disability; and a youth unemployment.  Camelia worked with Tower Hamlets managing the Youth and Community Service commissioned contract before joining the Youth Service as their policy and performance Manager.

Please register for the talk here.

Friday, 4 March 2016

University of East London, Stratford campus, CC.G.06)

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