Birmingham Trades Union Council invites you to our LGBT History Month 2021 event.In this event, we will aim to discuss radical solidarities between communities and worker struggles.

Before their corporate co-option, History Months were designed to teach about the movements for freedom to ensure we continue the struggle. This event will shed light on past and current struggles, demonstrating the Rainbow Coalitions necessary for the movement.

Speakers:

Gethin Roberts – one of the founding members of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, a group which forged links with miners based in South Wales during the 1984 Miner’s strike (these actions have been immortalised in the 2014 film, Pride). Gethin continues as a gay rights activist today

Diarmaid Kelliher – is a historical geographer at the University of Glasgow, focused on the history of social movements and organised labour. He is the author of ‘Making cultures of solidarity: London and the 1984-5 miners’ strike’ (2021), which explores the solidarity campaign around the Miner’s Strike, including groups such as Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.

Ida Picard – founding member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants. The organisation was formed to challenge xenophobia and borders, stand in solidarity with migrants against state violence, and fight back against attempts by the far right to present migrants as a threat to LGBT+ liberation.

Tuesday 23rd February 2021
7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84600958465…

Meeting ID: 846 0095 8465
Passcode: 611989

There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Please direct your questions to the co-hosts who will read them out.This event will be recorded. If you do not wish to be recorded please ensure your camera’s are not on.