We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.
I have been listening and sharing stories of how ‘Black Lives Matter’ affecting us individually. Revisiting our own experiences of racism is draining and tiring. I salute the people who speak up and share their stories
2018 was the Year of Young People and FCE committed to providing a platform for young people’s voices, ideas and experiences about equality to be heard. We were awarded £800 from BEMIS for the conference to invite young people to tell us what matters the most and explain what they would like to do to … Continue reading FCE YOYP Equality Conference: a first step in finding #YourSpace
In June 2018, FCE made an announcement that we were awarded £5000 by the Scottish Government to develop a local project to tackle the under-representation of disabled, minority ethnic or transgender women as voters, political activists and representatives in Fife. We named this project as 'Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics'. At the time, we … Continue reading Fife Women and Inclusion in Politics – 2018-19
Following on from the #YOYP Equality Collective Planning Meeting, we are holding an information and consultation event for young people to work together and shape a space for ALL young people to be themselves. The space would allow young people to get advice, support and guidance about the things that matter to them without fear … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective – Your Space
Our #YOYP Equality Collective meeting took place last Friday at the Scottish Parliament. Thanks to Ewan from the Scottish Parliament Outreach Team, the planning group was lucky to have a quick visit of Holyrood in the quiet after hours before settling in the committee room to plan the next Equality Collective event. The discussions covered … Continue reading #YOYP Equality Collective event planning at Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Government have launched a new consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation, following Lord Bracadale's recommendations from his review of legislation. It looks to gather your views on consolidating all legislation and expanding statuatory aggravations. Throughout the consultation there will be a number of public events providing an opportunity for communities to come together … Continue reading Consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation
The Equality Collective is open to anyone who is interested in making Fife a fairer place to live, work and study. The aim is to give you the opportunity to come together, creating a collective voice that can identify how communities can reduce the barriers that affect people. This weekend will be the second Collective … Continue reading Equality Collective – Second meeting!
Big shout out to the members of People First (Scotland) Fife Community Group who have spent time working with us on how to make more use of the Equality Act 2010 (click here for a copy of the initial workshop booklet). We are working on co-designing a toolkit to make it easier for more people to … Continue reading Exercising Rights – Equality Act and toolkit co-design workshop with PeopleFirst (Fife)
We were really impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of participants of our #YOYP Equality Conference on Thursday 8 November 2018. Introducing FCE We started off dropping our labels by being Human Pizzas (click here to find out more) and then we got stuck in more serious discussions around equality and privilege. Pizza game Young people … Continue reading FCE #YOYP Equality Conference – a quick Blog
On 04 Nov 2018, we co-hosted a career information day with Sky Contact Centre Dunfermline. The purpose of the day was to give an insight into what it's like to work in a Sky contact centre, the range of positions available, what skills you will develop whilst working there and the recruitment process. There … Continue reading Sky Career Information Day – 04 Nov 2018
Tonight (08 Nov 2018) we will be hosting an Equality Conference as part of Youth Work Week and the Year of Young People. The purpose of this conference is to give young Fifers an opportunity to discuss what matters to them within equality, what they can do to address these barriers and how they can … Continue reading Fife Centre for Equalities YOYP Equality Conference
FCE is hosting a roundtable on Human Rights on Wednesday 28 February, 1-3pm at New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XT. Points raised in the discussion will be submitted to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament for the upcoming parliamentary review. (click here for a detailed document about … Continue reading FCE Roundtable on: Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament