To celebrate Wear It Purple (WIP) day, our VIBE committee will be hosting a national panel highlighting some of our identifying staff in the LGBTQ+ community.
What: VIBE Wear It Purple
When: Wednesday 2 September2020, 12:00 -01:00pm AEST
Where: Join Zoom meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 885 1360 0479
Moderated by Todd Nguyen, the speaker list includes Phil Greenwood, Associate Transport Modeller, Kate Summers, Technical Executive – Power Operations and Dean Maguire, Section Executive - Water.
The discussion will highlight the importance of organisations like WIP as well as bridging the gap of being out in the workplace and sharing their own personal stories. In addition, VIBE will also have purple face masks available with donations encouraged. All proceeds will be directly given to WIP.
Kate says, “It’s a joy to be part of an inclusive work place and working to create an inclusive society, one where it’s safe to be who you are, as you are and overcome marginalisation. I support Wear It Purple because I know the type of adversity a young LGBTQ+ person can face, it’s time to be the change.”
Founded in 2010, WIP strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ young people. It’s about creating safe spaces in schools, universities, workplaces and public spaces to show LGBTIQ+ young people that they are seen and supported.
Since the creation of VIBE in 2019, WSP staff have collectively raised over $1000 to support of WIP.
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