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Last Month at OFC | January 2020

A recap of what the team at One Future Collective has been up to, in the past month.

Panel Discussion: Sunshine Festival 2020

Our COO, Jerin Jacob was a panelist at the Sunshine Festival, 2020 held at 91 SpringBoard on the 4th January. The panel discussed about what corporate India could do better to make workplaces inclusive for queer individuals and the like.

Workshop: Media Mantra at SNDT University

On 4th January, our Program Director for Feminist Justice, Nishma Jethwa, led a workshop at SNDT Women’s University at their Media Mantra conference. The students and attendees explored what gendered violence is and the problematic ways in which it is currently portrayed in the media. They also talked about how gendered violence can be covered in an ethical and nuanced way as well as how media can better tackle rape culture.

Queer Quiz Night | Pride 2020

One Future Collective’s Queer Resource Centre hosted the 3rd edition of it’s Queer Quiz Nights at Independence Brewing Company on 8th January. The event was a fun, informative quiz night which helped one dive into India’s queer past and present. The event was held as a part of the Pride month celebrations in Mumbai.

Kranti Workshop

Our Program Director for the Queer Resource Center, Shruti Venkatesh, conducted a workshop on Queer Allyship for the girls at Kranti NGO in Bandra on the 10th of January. The girls had a wonderful time learning from and engaging with her through the course of the workshop.

Feminist Futures #1 | Intersections of Identity and Violence

FeministFutures is a curated space by One Future Collective that aims at engaging participants in critical inquiry and igniting dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of our time, with the aim of nudging behavioural shifts and building care. The Feminist Futures meetups are in person spaces for conversation on various themes towards this. The theme for our first meetup which happened on the 11th of January was delving into intersections between identity and violence. The meetup was a mix of facilitated conversations, activities and knowledge sharing.

Queer Self & Community Care Workshop

We hosted workshops on Self and Community Care for the LGBTQIA+ Community in Bangalore and Mumbai on the 19th of January. The workshops say participants engaging with queer persons and allies in these cities and participating in discussions surrounding physical care, emotional and mental care, finding safe spaces, and building community care models.

Workshops on CSA and Social Leadership

Our team members Jerin Jacob and Prerna Laddha hosted workshops on Personal Safety Training and Social Leadership to students of Ghatkopar Sarvajanik School on the 24th of January. These workshops were insightful for both the trainers and the students, and thus were an immense learning experience in all.

FJLC Clinic Helpline Launch 

Our Feminist Justice Legal Aid Center, after an interactive workshop on Feminist Justice and Lawyering, launched its Legal Aid Helpline for survivors of gender based violence on the 25th of January. For more details about the helpline, refer to the image below.

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