decision makers and positions of responsibility
A group of selected international LGBTI activists meet invited business leaders.
That brings a day dedicated to exchange and co-operation between individuals from a range of diverse backgrounds.
And that means a bridge between two societal groups which usually doesn’t touch often: societal activism and business.
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The dedication of activists is basic to guarantee and secure human rights, may it be LGBTI rights or other marginal groups.
Protection of minorities is related to everybody who attaches importance to their own individuality and self-determination.
The commitment for diversity – as e.g. sexual identity and orientation – secures freedom: personal, economical and political freedom. Of groups and individuals.
Of others as well as of you.
The FIRST MILE Conference is a milestone in such change processes. It brings together change agents from the economy with such from the societal front-line.
The bridge which is constructed hereby is new and until today unique. It will make processes of acceptance of diversity and other ideals more effective – as well as initiate new ones.
Even the dialogue is not a one-way street:
The focus is set on building up a supporting network for the activists to enable them doing their activism work efficiently.
Half of the ticket price goes to the activists and their work.
But the support goes one step further: Within the exchange you might find other ways to help, e.g. consulting or contact information of people with the relevant knowledge.
Of course, the best way to support the activists is taking part in the event itself. Each and every piece of input and all perspectives makes this process worthwhile.
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FIRST MILE – the first steps. The latest pride event to be held in Moscow was 2011 with Russia becoming highly criticised for its legalities regarding sexual orientation and identity. That pride event was held by a very small group but they were able to make themselves widely visible within seconds. They used the element of surprise in their favour. Unfortunately, they were intercepted by police and attacked by homophobic groups with the event being labelled a ‘non-authorised gathering’. It ended in 30 arrests.
PRIDE – In many countries this represents growing acceptance.
We desire acceptance of diversity. Everywhere.
is the first step to public PRIDE.