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Addressing Inequality in Heritage

By July 30, 2021No Comments

Following our event in June 2021, HTN are now sharing the video presentations online for anyone to access for free!

These fantastic presentations share a huge amount of information, guidance and ideas on how to be more inclusive in your heritage projects.

How can we better involve underrepresented groups with heritage projects? Do it effectively, inclusively and without getting it wrong. How can we prevent our organisations from being exclusive?

We are delighted to be joined by Lisa Williams and Cat Telford, who will share their experience and guidance for grassroots heritage organisations. The speakers will look at how we can all strive for best practise and make holistic changes for the better.

This event was run in partnership with the Make Your Mark campaign, find out more and sign up here.

Below you will find presentations from the following speakers:

    1. Hear from the Make Your Mark in Volunteering campaign’s Communications Officer, Erin Burke, about the aims and purpose of the campaign.
    2. Cat Telford (pronouns they/them), is the Workforce equality, diversity and inclusion consultant for the National Trust for Scotland. As a queer, disabled person who loves the outdoors and has a passion for storytelling, they have a keen, personal interest in tackling inequities which currently exist for many, when they try to engage with their heritage and participate in conservation work. Their role is to support the workforce in being as inclusive and supportive as possible, so that every employee, volunteer, member, donor and visitor who makes up the Trust knows that they are valued and celebrated for who they are and the individual, lived experiences they bring to our work.
    3. Lisa Williams grew up in Dorset in a British-Grenadian family and moved to Grenada to run cultural/educational exchanges for twenty years. After relocating to Edinburgh in 2011, she founded the Edinburgh Caribbean Association and curates a range of arts events across Scotland to promote Caribbean culture. She runs educational and anti-racist programmes in schools and universities and leads walking tours focusing on Edinburgh’s Black History.


If you would be interested in collaborating with HTN on a future event or project looking at inclusivity, please get in touch.

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