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In Conversation with Christine Burns at Feed Your Head

  • LGBT+ Centre 49-51 Sidney Street Manchester, England, M1 7HB United Kingdom (map)

Feed Your Head is an inter-generational discussion group for women.

Christine Burns MBE, campaigned for a quarter of a century for the civil rights of transgender people. As an equalities consultant she also has more than a decade’s experience of achieving positive equality outcomes in public sector organisations.

She was a leading figure in ‘Press for Change’ for 15 years, building trans community self-awareness, and working on new employment legislation and the Gender Recognition Act.

She wrote the first ever official guidance about trans health from the Department of Health. She also led for some years on challenging negative reporting in the media.

As an independent diversity specialist she chaired the North West Equality and Diversity Group for many years and helped countless organisations develop equality plans, including a five year stint as the Programme Manager for Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights at NHS North West. Her ebooks "Making Equality Work" and "Pressing Matters" (on trans activism in the UK) are both essential for practitioners interested in social policy development. Her most recent book, Trans Britain (Unbound, 2018) is the first book to have charted trans people’s modern history over the last hundred years.

Come and listen to Christine talk through the history of the last 50 years with a Q&A session afterwards.

Christine will also be selling signed copies of her work.

Free vegetarian soup and bread will be available from 7pm