Events Calendar

Equality First Event

20 October 2021 — 10:00am to 12:00pm

Venue: The Hepworth Gallery, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW

Join us for our live equality seminar - covering Equality & Diversity with Aaron Casserly Stewart, Singer/Manager/Producer/Activist/Educator

We as a 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 our speaker Aaron:

Aaron Casserly Stewart is a jazz vocalist, producer, manager, activist and former singer with the three-time Grammy Award winning group the ‘Sounds of Blackness’. He is the former personal assistant to Morris Hayes (Prince’s keyboardist & band leader of the New Power Generation) and winner of a 2012 NAACP Image Award.

Having worked with musicians and artists across the globe, as well as longstanding work in activism and social change, Aaron is a Professor of Music Business at the London Performing Academy of Music and is the Executive Producer at Supa Qween Records.

He is also the Chair of the Black Lives Matter Leeds, Vice Chair of Leeds Conservatoire, Relationship Manager at Black Lives in Music and Guest Lecturer at the University of Bolton. He is a PRS Foundation Advisor; Music:Leeds Advisor; Founder/Lead of Paradise Hill Productions and former City Commissioner/Mayor of Parsons, Kansas.

Not to be missed! Register your free place today!

Please note - Parking: Complimentary parking via the Hepworth Car Park – upon arrival please go to the reception desk and provide them with your registration plate to avoid charges.