PRACTICAL STAGE – SATURDAY 12:30 am 13:15 pm
Getting practical on giving back. On this panel you’ll hear from live projects and charities who are currently doing great work in communities in the North. If you’ve always wanted to volunteer or fundraise but don’t know where to start – this panel will give you (*5*) organisations who right now need your help – a great place to start or get inspiration.
MEET THE PANEL:
Michelle Charters is passionate about the promotion of diversity and equality for all. She has been active in the Community Sector for over 30 years, she has worked tirelessly to build bridges between sectors. She has local, regional, national and international influence, (for her work introducing unique approaches of partnership working in order to remove barriers and tackle all forms of discrimination).
Michelle is the Chief Executive Officer of Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, the founding Chair of Merseyside Black History Month Group (2003 -2009) and was the first black female Trustee of Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, she is also a Common Purpose Matrix Graduate.
This year, Michelle received recognition on International Women’s Day 2018, from the International Slavery Museum Liverpool (as one of the 10 Black Women Achievers on the Black Achievers Wall) as part of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. She was also one of the 21 women, recognised by the Woman’s Organisation (Liverpool) as being “one of the twenty one women that shaped the City”, she also received the Community Champion 2018 ‘Bexlive’ national award along with being announced as one of the top 100 women in social enterprise in the WISE100 awards in October 2018.
Michelle ChartersChief Executive Officer, Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre
Vic is a podcast producer, fundraiser and marketer, with over twelve year’s experience of working across the creative industries and with national, award-winning youth charities, including UpRising as Fundraising and Marketing Manager and NOISEFestival.com as Deputy Director. In recognition of her achievements, Vic is included on the prestigious Northern Power Women Future List and commended through Flourish CIC’s supporting women in social enterprise scheme.
She’s the Director of the independent music website, Silent Radio and co-Founder, Producer and Presenter of the Silent Radio Show that’s been broadcast on MCR.live and Fab Radio International. Her further radio includes a BBC 5Live documentary with Wise Buddah and BBC Radio Manchester. Vic also has international TV Production Management credits to her name including as BBC, ZDF / Arte and Smithsonian.
Vic launched her debut podcast Tourist, in June 2018 and sometimes plays music to people; DJing across Manchester and releasing mixtapes on Spotify and Mixcloud. Vic’s a regular panelist on the themes of representation, inclusion, diversity and self-promotion, her recent appearances include talks for Off The Record festival, Liverpool Sound City, The MPA, DivaManc and the Inclusive Growth Unit
Victoria TurnbullFreelance good egg & Podcast producer,
Jordan Eastwood is one of the leading specialists in esports development and education in the UK, over the past 5 years Jordan has incorporated and researched innovative esports programs to help children learn and develop core esports skills that is not offered anywhere else in the country.
As a proud northerner Jordan’s main objective is to push the north to be one of the homes of UK esports and to develop opportunities for people in the region.
Jordan since he was young was competing in the UK esports scene for Counter-Strike, Halo and Call of Duty and has since managed multiple esports teams and businesses, now Jordan works as the owner of Crit+ Esports and as an Esports and Community Manager at JellyMedia.
Jordan is looking to push esports education further and is always open to work on esports projects that help develop talent within the UK.
Jordan EastwoodOwner, Crit+ Esports
Corin is the Founder and Director of social enterprise Real Junk Food Manchester and new venture Open Kitchen MCR. Both projects tackle food waste, access to great food for all, and social isolation.
Corin BellFounder and Director of Real Junk Food Manchester