Between November 2009 and July 2011, TREC piloted a community resource, featuring a range of keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and group activities. Here's a taste of the events during that time.
Keynote Speakers and Presentations
- David Alcock, Crown Prosecution Service: Spoke about his work as the Greater Manchester Lead on Homophobic and Transphobic Crime
- Christine Burns, Plain Sense, Ltd: Effective Campaigning (opens presentation)
- Cllr Paul Fairweather, Manchester City Council
- Bernard and Terry Reed, GIRES: Reporting Transphobic Crime
- Dr Lewis Turner, Press for Change: Developments in the Law and the Single Equalities Bill
- Merryn Wells and Quinn Roach, Equality and Human Rights Commission: The Equality Act and Trans Rights
- Professor Stephen Whittle, Press for Change: Presentation and talk on the history of the community as activists
- Helen Dale: Transgendered Individuals and the Criminal Justice System
- Staying Safe
- Speech Therapy
- The NHS and Trans Health
- Zine-making workshop
- Creative Writing
- Music Therapy
- LGB Group for Trans People
- Young People's Group
- SOFFA Group (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies of Trans People)
- Home Office: Vetting and Barring Scheme
- National Health Service: Health Inequalities Consultation with the Public Health Development Service
- Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria (2005), by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker
- Sass Rogando Sasot's Speech at the UN on Trans Violence (2009), United Nations
- My Second Puberty (2010), a film by Yasmin Samir and Insa Langhorst
- The Tale of Ash (2010), a transgender fairytale by Samantha Turner
Community History Project
A series of discussions about the sometimes shared, sometimes separate histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in the North West region. The resulting conversations, held in Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool, are captured in a community film - Shared Histories, Shared Futures (2010). The project was supported with funding from Celebr8, Don't Discrimin8.
The Transmission Project
Facilitated by Gaydio, The Transmission Project introduced TREC participants to a range of digital and media skills, and provided them with key insights into the workings of radio broadcasting.
On 6 December 2010, TREC held a Masterclass for the public and voluntary sector. The themes covered in the Masterclass included NHS treatments for Trans people, housing, current legislation, equality and human rights for Trans people, transitioning as a young person, transitioning in the public sector, and dealing with discrimination and hate crime. Christine Burns OBE, Equality and Diversity Programme Manager for NHS North West, was the keynote speaker for the event.