There are lots of people in the Portsmouth area who are prepared to give talks to community groups, faith groups and schools. These are some of them.
The links will normally take you to the relevant pages on this site.
We can also invite speakers from national organisations and they will sometimes have visitors on tour from other countries.
If you can’t see what you’re looking for, use the comments below to make a request and we put the word out!
Violence against Women
Tim Sheerman Chase is happy to talk to groups about issues related to air quality.
The British Red Cross refugee support team can deliver awareness sessions to community groups, faith groups, schools, statutory and non-statutory organisations. We will give you an outlook on the global, national and local contexts of asylum seekers and refugees. We will also explain the UK Asylum Process and give you an understanding of why people flee and how they settle in our city. We will also outline the response given by British Red Cross to help asylum seekers and refugees.
Specific – School Lesson’s or Awareness sessions can be conducted.
Shamila Dhana – Sdhana@redcross.org.uk
Malcolm Little – MLittle@redcross.org.uk 07710388910
Sue Ward – Christian Aid and Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral
Development Aid, Emergency Aid through Christian Aid.
What is the purpose of economic activity? How do we judge its effectiveness?
Members of the local group are happy to do short presentations to introduce the ideas behind this new movement.
Justice for smallholder farmers
A number have visited Fairtrade projects overseas.
Helping refugees and Asylum seekers in the Portsmouth area
Food and sustainability
The hostile environment for refugees and asylum seekers
Global Justice Now
Oceans – plastic pollution, sustainable fishing
Forests – deforestation, sustainable Palm Oil
Talks on Palestine and the Help Palestine Co-operative
Contact Rachel Nassif rachelmn*btinternet.com (replace * with @)
Local supporters can cover a range of topics – change, human rights, the environment…..
Contact the local group for speakers on Oxfam’s work, food, the arms trade and more.
Portsmouth City Council
Freida M’Cormack can offer talks on countering extremism from the bottom-up (i.e. community level initiatives) and PCC colleagues can also deliver talks on tackling hate crime and Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP).
World Vision – Sue Tinney
Sustainable Development Goals
Poverty and Famine
Giving Children a Voice
Action 2015 and global Goals
Sue can also access World Vision speakers from the London Policy office
Chris Price can speak on world food issues
chris_price_557*live.co.uk (replace* with @ to contact)