Events and Training

Upcoming HEAR events


Intersectionality in Immigration

Friday 13th September – Intersectionality in Immigration

Why is immigration and the hostile environment more unlucky for some? Find out on Friday the 13th….
How do we overcome structural barriers and unconscious bias to support intersectional migrants get access to rights and entitlements?
What’s new in guidance, policy and research that will benefit marginalised immigrants?
Why is Expert by Experience involvement so important and beneficial when designing services and policies and lobbying for change?

Speakers and workshops on/from LGBTQI refugees, Disabled asylum seekers, understanding intersectionality, domestic violence and women’s rights, ‘overseas’ students’ campaigns, Windrush and survivors of torture.


Presentations and workshops from:

Doctors of the World


Migrant Voice

Migrants Rights Network

Refugee Council

Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership

Survivors Speak Out/Freedom from Torture

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group

Windrush Campaign


When: Friday 13th September, 10am-4pm
Where: The Lift, 45 White Lion Street, nr Angel, N1

For: VCS working with migrants in London, statutory policy makers and frontline public servants who want to know more about how to get marginalised migrants what they are entitled to!

To reserve a place for your organisation please email Christine on

with any access and communication needs.  If you are unable to attend you will be expected to send someone else from your organisation or cancel in good time. Event funded by City Bridge Trust and Trust for London


 Diversity in Volunteering: How can London’s diverse population be better represented in   volunteering?

 London Plus is partnering with the HEAR Network and ROTA to invite you to an event which aims to   stimulate a discussion on why there are issues currently in recruiting a diverse range of volunteers,   and what needs to change?  We will look at projects across the City that successfully involve a diverse   range of volunteers and use these examples to see what can be used as shared learning.

Background to the event
  • Around 2 million people are estimated to have volunteered in the last 12 months in London. However, recent data shows a lack of diversity among people formally volunteering with charities, with an NCVO 2018 report indicating that those formally participating with charities are predominantly “people from well-resourced and highly educated backgrounds”;
  • Is this the whole picture for London?  We know from our work with CVSs and Volunteer Centres across London that some organisations and boroughs have a highly diverse volunteer programme – however we have also heard from civil society infrastructure organisations that they struggle to increase the diversity of their volunteers;
  • How should we address this?  There isn’t one answer to how to develop volunteer recruitment – London’s size and complexity means that consideration needs to be given to a number of factors, including the location of a project and cultural perceptions of volunteering alongside questions for the hosting organisation of whether they have considered their outreach approach.
Who should attend?

This event is for voluntary and community sector groups and organisations in London who involve       volunteers or are planning to involve volunteers, and want to ensure that their volunteering       opportunities are accessed by as diverse range of Londoners as possible.

Where and when? 
27th September 2019 – 9.30am to 1pm
Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS
How to book
Places are limited and offered on a first come first serve basis, so please do not delay in booking



HEAR’s Pan-Equality Hate Crime Network
Charities Challenging Hate Crime

Please email:

for details of the next quarterly meeting in November


If you would like to discuss working with HEAR on a specific event or project then please contact for further information or call the Coordinator: 0207 832 5817/07466 119268

Previous partners include:
London Plus, Race on the Agenda, British Institute of Human Rights, Just Space, Just Fair, Equally Ours, Inclusion London, Faiths Forum for London, Age UK London, REAP, Greater London Volunteering, Greenwich CVS, Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations, Lewisham Volunteer Centre, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Newham Forum for Health and Wellbeing, Redbridge CVS, Richmond CVS, ASCENT Partnership, London Borough of Haringey, Barnet Healthwatch, Lewisham CVS, Waltham Forest Healthwatch, GLA

Some Recent and Past HEAR Events:

  • Every Quarter: Pan London Pan Equality Hate Crime Network Charities Challenging Hate Crime

  • Working Together for Equality in London: Collaboration, Partnership and Solidarity

  • Networks and Mapping for Campaigning and Solidarity

      • Working for Equality with the GLA and Statutory Sector Colleagues-London’s Living Room, City Hall

  • Deaf and Disabled Refugees, Strategic Expert Group

  • #OurWayAhead London Plan Consultation

  • Refugees: Home, Homelessness, Destitution and Survival

    • #OurWayAhead Better Health for All Londoners

  • Working Together for Health Equality in London Mayoral Strategy consultation event with the GLA

  • Haringey Adult Learning and Skills VCS Networking Meeting

  • Hate Crime Awareness Week Lunch and Learn

  • Working Together for an Inclusive London Mayoral Strategy Consultation event with the GLA

  • #OurWayAhead-Community Action Partnership event

  • No Missing Pieces-the Way Ahead for Everyone

  • Supporting the Supporters-support for organisations supporting refugees

  • Still Unheard Out There-LGBTQI Lives through the Prism of Diversity -Pride Fringe event

  • Rainbow London: Illuminating, Celebrating and Supporting Diverse LGBT Lives in London

  • Faith and Older Age-in partnership with Age UK London and Faiths Forum for London

  • Economic and Social Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice Training (in partnership with Just Fair)

  • Refugees: Home, Homelessness and Survival (in partnership with REAP)

  • Trans Awareness Training

  • Disabled and in Exile: Being Excluded Twice

  • The Gender Recognition Act

  • Supporting LGBT Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • LGBT People of Faith

  • Disabled Refugees: Rights to Health, Mental Health and Social Care Support

  • Hardly Hard To Reach’ programme of peer learning, consultation and campaign events for BAMER Mental Health Equality in West London

HEAR aims, through its funded projects, and in partnership with its members, to provide a wide range of workshops, peer learning and networking and other events of benefit to London voluntary and community organisations, and those with whom they work. HEAR training, workshops and events address many different topics related to equality, human rights, diversity and inclusion.
The Policy and Campaigns project, funded by Trust for London, organises networking events to support organisations with their policy and campaigns work. Our work funded by City Bridge Trust organises a variety of events  and activities to build and strengthen bridges  between different parts o f London, across different equality groups and specialisms, and to promote voice and influence. In addition HEAR Works with its members and others to put on other events on specific equality or human rights themes.


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