University of Tokyo visits Workplace Pride in Amsterdam
March 6, 2015
Workplace Pride hosted a two-day program this week for University of Tokyo undergraduate students studying sexual minorities and social participation. The program was part of a week-long study visit arranged together with Dr. Kai Jonas from the University of Amsterdam.
The first day of the two-day program which was held in the Amsterdam Public Library, consisted of an overview of Workplace Pride, which bridges the gap between employers and the LGBT community (by David Pollard) plus the practical experiences of two of our members; Shell (Mark Emdin) and IBM (Marijn Pijnenburg). Lonneke van den Honnard, Director of IHLIA, who kindly hosted the venue at the Library, explained the importance of recording LGBT history and concluded with a tour of the IHLIA facilities.
Day two brought in LGBT community members COC and Amsterdam Gay Pride and was kindly hosted by the strong LGBT community supporter; Lloyd Hotel. Susanne te Braak gave a compelling account of COC’s role in ensuring the lasting and accurate inclusion of LGBT topics in schools, while Irene Hemelar explained the societal role of the Amsterdam Gay Pride and the Canal Parade.
Ms. Kikue Sakaguchi, Project Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo was instrumental in reaching out to Workplace Pride for this program and coordinating its activities.
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