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12:30 pm

Information Session – IDAS Uni of York Volunteers

October 16, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
University of York, Freboys Lane, Heslington
York, YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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Come and find out more about the 'Court Support' volunteer project and other volunteering opportunities with IDAS. About this Event We need volunteers to help us provide additional support to survivors. This may be through befriending, peer support or by helping our teams with admin and office based tasks. We are also developing a 'Court Support' programme for survivors who would otherwise have to attend court alone. We will provide full training and support. We are the leading specialist domestic abuse charity in Yorkshire. We also offer expert advice and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse.​ Each year we receive more than 7,000 calls to our confidential helpline and provide direct support to more than 5,000 individuals and families.​ We also provide safe accommodation to over 100 individuals and families in our refuges each year. We provide emergency accommodation, community-based services, a helpline available 7days a week and Live Chat between 4-6pm weekdays. We keep people safe through the criminal justice service as well as providing emotional support. With our support, victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence tell us that they feel safer, have greater confidence, are able to make positive choices, and move forward in their lives. ​We support anyone affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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1:30 pm

Sustainable Development Goals: An imperative and opportunity

October 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
PZA/103, Piazza Building, Campus East, University of York
York, YO10 5GJ United Kingdom
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The 2013 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations Member States provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. The UN has estimated that $11.5 trillion is required to meet the goals. Can governments and philanthropists alone tackle these challenges? Do business and financial markets have a role to play? Is there an imperative for businesses to respond and do a better job of serving society?

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4:00 pm

Polari: The Lost and Found Gay Language

October 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room W/N/222, Department of Sociology, University of York
York, YO10 5GD United Kingdom
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The Department of Sociology invites you to join us for an exciting lecture on Polari, to be given by Professor Paul Baker. About this Event Polari: The Lost and Found Gay Language “Troll in! How bona to vada your dolly old eke!” Polari was a form of language spoken mainly by British gay men in the first half of the 20th century. Homosexuality was “the love that dare not speak its name”, being illegal in the UK until 1967, so Polari acted as a secret code, enabling gay men to conduct conversations in public places without fear of discovery. It was derived from a wide range of sources including language spoken by sailors, tramps, street performers, market traders and fairground and circus people and was popularised in the 1960s in the radio comedy series Round the Horne. By the end of the 20th century it had fallen into disuse although in recent years has been rediscovered by a new generation who have employed it for very different reasons to the original speakers. This lecture traces the rise, fall and rise again of Polari, from its 18th century origins to the present day. As a forgotten language of camp humour, this lecture gives a voice to a despised class of society who lived through much more difficult times to our own. Paul Baker is Professor of English Language at Lancaster University. He has carried out research on Polari for 20 years and has written several books on LGBT language and history.

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