Do you want to know more about the challenges LGBTQIA+ people face around the world? Whilst simultaneously digging into the declaration of human rights focusing on gender and sexuality?
During this one-week course at International People’s College you get the chance to work with human rights in relation to LGBTQIA+ issues and participate in opening of the WorldPride 2021 in Copenhagen.
Learn about why LGBTQIA+ issues are important and understand why it is essential to fight for a free world where everyone can be true to themselves. Meet people who have real life experiences within LGBTQIA+ topics and get a deeper understanding of the challenges they meet in their everyday lives being LGBTQIA+.
On the WorldPride 2021: LGBTQIA+ and Human Rights Course at International People’s College you get the chance to work with human rights in several ways. Using concrete examples within LGBTQIA+ topics you will work with the Declaration of Human Rights and learn about how people all over the world fight for change.
At International People’s College we have students from all over the world and just by living at campus you learn about other countries. At the WorldPride 2021: LGBTQIA+ and Human Rights Course you meet people with the same interest as yourself and you learn about gender and sexuality from a global perspective.
The WorldPride 2021: LGBTQIA+ and Human Rights Course is an excellent way to get ready for the WorldPride 2021 in Copenhagen. Not only will you be up to date with the newest topics within LGBTQIA+, but you will also have a group of people to join the huge global event WorldPride with.
We are currently planning the program for the one-week course. Teacher Felicity Markdal will be in charge of the course and will also be teaching herself. We will invite guest teachers who work with human rights in relation to LGBTQIA+ issues, meet LGBTQIA+ people who will share shair stories and fights for equality, and we will attend the opening of the festival in the end of the week.
More information will follow, and teaching material will be sent to participants prior to the course. We will announce the final program in the beginning of 2021.
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Nb. You will experience the official opening of the WorldPride 2021 in Copenhagen when you attend the WorldPride 2021: LGBTQIA+ and Human Rights Course, but other WorldPride activities will happen in the following week (17th – 23rd of August). Students attending a long course at International People’s College will get the opportunity to attend different activities in the WorldPride week. Students attending the one-week course are more than welcome to join but need to pay their own expenses and arrange for accommodation elsewhere.
Felicity holds a number of degrees and will soon finish her third masters in at Linköping University. Felicity has taught Gender studies at IPC for 6 years following her passion to acknowledge and cater for people’s diversity of intersections, and end as many types of discrimination and oppression as possible. Felicity has trained as a secondary teacher and her professional career has centered on teaching in different settings, whether that be story-telling for peace in libraries in the UK or working to address gender-inequality with the South African government.
It is also possible to attend the one-week course prior to a long term at International People’s College in Autumn 2021 and like that get the WorldPride 2021: LGBTQIA+ and Human Rights course to a 50 % discount:
Get an overview of courses and dates and prices at International People’s College.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic you can cancel and get a full refund (less the application fee of 500 DKK) up to the day the course begins if your cancellation has to do with Covid-19. Read the General Terms and Conditions.
We are always following the national Covid-19 restrictions at International People’s College, and we will inform students as quickly as possible when restrictions change (please check your e-mail regularly), but it is students’ own responsibility to be updated on the Danish Covid-19 rules when travelling to Denmark. Please make sure to keep yourself updated on the official Danish Corona webpage:
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Please check out Covid-19: Frequently asked Questions to get a better understanding about how it is to be a student at International People’s College during the pandemic.
The course has taken place and International People’s College no longer takes applications for this specific course. Feel free to have a look at our other Summer Course or the long Global Studies courses.
Every year International People’s College attend the Pride Festival in Copenhagen to show support to the fight for equal rights within LGBTQIA+ issues. This year Copenhagen is hosting the biggest Danish event within human rights and diversity in 2021 – WorldPride – and we take the opportunity to put an extra focus on human rights and LGBTQIA+ issues when we offer a one week course with this focus.
International People’s College was founded with the belief that world peace is created through understanding. If people from around the world got to know each other better by living and learning together at International People’s College, they would discover that diversity enriches our lives and expands our horizons. Now, a century later, the same idea drives us, and diversity and human rights are core values at IPC.
Students at International People’s College choose their own classes in beginning of term and since a lot of the classes on offer are connected with the core values at the school topics within Human Rights and Gender and Sexuality are represented in different ways. Take a look at the different classes here.
You can also watch this film to see how the class ‘Intersectionality’ has worked with the topic ‘Hysteria’ in Autumn 2020.