Our October coffee dates were on
Monday 5 October 2020
12.30 – 1.30 pm
Our Women in IP community held another of their series of virtual coffee dates over lunch-time on Monday 5 October 2020. As usual, there were a number of hosts around the country so that people could join the get-together that worked best for them.
Our October theme
For this event, we linked up with the IP & ME community, to raise awareness and encourage dialogue in light of the increased focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and related issues this summer.
We considered the following questions:
- How have recent events in the US and UK, eg BLM, impacted you/your family/your work?
- What steps can we take to be better allies?
- What does the word “privilege” mean to you?
You can read the key outcomes from our discussions here.
Locations & timings
Starting at 12.30 pm, each coffee date involved an informal, roundtable-style discussion. Our hosts – to whom many thanks – were:
London: [email protected]
Midlands: claire.o’[email protected]
Northern Ireland: [email protected]
Scotland: [email protected]
Southampton: [email protected]
York: [email protected]
Special guests – Dublin: Marie Walsh at [email protected]