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Equality in a post-pandemic world

Throughout COVID-19, we’ve seen how inequality is embedded in our society more prominently than ever before, from the treatment of older people in care homes, the Black Lives Matter movement and rolling back of trans rights. It feels significant that at a time when we need to challenge the imbalance in our society, the tenth anniversary of the Equalities Act 2010 has arrived.

Every year since 2016, we’ve been visiting schools to talk about this act and equality in society with thousands of young people. At each school, we ask an important question: ‘do you think it’s working?’

Until recently, we’ve lived in a world where people have been wheeled out to ‘tick a box’ or speak for an entire community. Now we have an opportunity to shape what the post-pandemic world might look like for these people. After prolonged austerity, tension, protest and pandemic, Art with Heart has returned to the Equality Act’s list of protected characteristics and asked, is ‘protection’ enough? How can we come together and build a future that accommodates everyone post COVID-19?

Powerful protest

We’ve commissioned 13 artists to produce provocations for a 4-part podcast series. Many of our artists are intersectional and represent many different lived experiences. Not one of them could be defined as belonging to a ‘box’. We value their voices. We want you to hear what they have to say.

Art with Heart invites you to listen to their challenges. To engage with their perspectives. To consider a better future.

Listen and follow the series:

On Spotify 

On iTunes

On YouTube with subtitles

Conor A on Disability, Nasima Begum on Faith and Jackie Hagan on Sexuality. Presented by Sarah Emmott & Rachel Moorhouse. As the Equality Act 2010 turns 10, Art with Heart has returned to its list of protected characteristics and asked, is ‘protection’ enough? How can we come together and build a future that accommodates everyone?We invite you to listen to their challenges. To engage with their perspectives. To consider a better future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gemma Green on Parenthood, Ali Wilson on Neurodiversity and Oskar Marchock on Gender Identity. Presented by Sarah Emmott & Rachel Moorhouse.As the Equality Act 2010 turns 10, Art with Heart has returned to its list of protected characteristics and asked, is ‘protection’ enough? How can we come together and build a future that accommodates everyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louise Wallwein on Class, Keisha Thompson on Sex and Denise Vernon on Age. Presented by Sarah Emmott & Rachel Moorhouse.As the Equality Act 2010 turns 10, Art with Heart has returned to its list of protected characteristics and asked, is ‘protection’ enough? How can we come together and build a future that accommodates everyone?We invite you to listen to their challenges. To engage with their perspectives. To consider a better future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minna Moffatt-Feldman on Deafness, Caitlin Gleeson on Singledom, Mandla Rae on Gender Binary and Reece Williams on Race. Presented by Sarah Emmott and Rachel Moorhouse.As the Equality Act 2010 turns 10, Art with Heart has returned to its list of protected characteristics and asked, is ‘protection’ enough? How can we come together and build a future that accommodates everyone?

Creative Team

Presenters: Sarah Emmott and Rachel Moorhouse

Executive Producer: Art with Heart

Series Producer: Ant Bacon

Original Music: Karen Lauke

Artists:

Ali Wilson

Caitlin Gleeson

Conor A

Denise Vernon

Gemma Green

Jackie Hagan

Keisha Thompson

Louise Wallwein

Mandla Rae

Minna Moffatt-Feldman

Nasima Begum (Nasima Bee)

Oskar Marchock

Reece Williams

Production support: Beena Khetani

With thanks to funding from the GMCA

 

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