24 May 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Join Wakefield First for a live equality seminar – covering Equality & Diversity with Nathan Geering, Artistic Director at Theatre Deli & Commissioner of Sheffield Race Equality Commission.
Wakefield Council are looking to actively promote, support nurture and encourage equality and diversity for businesses within our district.
Workforces should be inclusive and provide opportunities for all in terms of race, religion, gender, age, orientation and even, education.
It is key that employers promote a culture of inclusion where diversity is embraced and equality is provided in order for individuals and workforces to reach their true potentials which ultimately increases business productivity and success.
About the speaker Nathan:
Nathan Geering specialises in accessibility innovation and strives to make work that widens accessibility for both disabled and non-disabled artists and audiences.
He was the Artistic Director of the 2017 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony which saw him bring together over 200 disabled and non-disabled artists to perform in front of a live audience of 16,000 people.
His passion for innovating cutting edge technologies and accessibility within dance, theatre, music production and art has led him to develop the multi-award winning Rationale Method of Audio Description that uses the skills of beatboxers and poets to provide a richer soundscape for people with visual impairment.
Recent years have seen Nathan become a TEDx speaker, published author and multi-award-winning film maker. He has featured on BBC television and worked with the likes of the National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, Wayne McGregor, British Council, and the Singapore Repertory Theatre.
Nathan is also an appointed commissioner of the Sheffield Race Equality Commission and champions racial equality and diversity within the arts and beyond. He continues to implement his work both nationally and internationally and strives to provide opportunities that make the arts accessible for all.
Topic of Conversation
Nathan will be discussing his career in the arts and race relations, how he has navigated challenges of racial inequality in business and what we as stakeholders can do to break down barriers today.