Courses organised by The Network, and events and courses related to social justice organised by other agencies

Key courses are listed here.

International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination (IDAHOBIT)

Date: 17 May 2024 “May 17 marks the date in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the WHO Classification of Diseases. Over two decades later, LGBTQIA+ communities still face discrimination – the stakes have never been higher to champion inclusion.”  Website/Email:

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Dementia Action Week

Date: 13-19 May 2024 Venue: UK-wide Description: “This year our Dementia Action Week campaign (13 – 19 May 2024) brings the UK together to take action on improving dementia diagnosis rates.”  Website/Email:,38BE,162IHA,D6JJ,1.

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Sounddelivery Media Festival of Learning

Date: 11-20 June 2024 Description: “Harnessing the insights of leaders with lived experience”. “Welcome to Sounddelivery Media’s inaugural Festival of Learning, where a festival pass will give you access to a whole range of online masterclasses, learning lunches, peer meet-ups, wellbeing sessions, and a very special keynote speaker. These sessions will

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GLAM Cares One Day Conference

Date: 23 May 2024 Times: 10am – 4.30pm (arrive from 9.30am) Venue: Birmingham Thinktank Description: “Join our in-person community of care. This one-day conference will explore socially engaged practice, wellbeing and support through engaging presentations, case studies and workshops.”  Programme available on the GLAM Cares website. Cost: £20.00 Website/Email:

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Libraries Change Lives Week 2024

Date: 24-28 June 2024 Venue: UK-wide Description: “This summer’s week of advocacy will place libraries in full view for MPs, councillors and prospective political representatives ahead of elections this year so that libraries can demonstrate their value – both locally and nationally to the leaders of tomorrow.” “We know that

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CILIPS Annual Conference 2024

“The largest conference in Scotland for library and information professionals, CILIPS24 will bring together colleagues from across the nation and beyond to share knowledge, network and engage in professional development as we collectively champion our profession’s commitment to ‘Information for All’. The conference takes place on Monday 3rd and Tuesday

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Refugee Week 2024

Date: 17-23 June 2024 Times: please see local events Venue: UK-wide Description: “The theme for Refugee Week 2024 is ‘Our Home’. From the places we gather to share meals to our collective home, planet earth: everyone is invited to celebrate what our Our Home means to them. Home can be

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