Incredible Trans Role Model Will Give A Motivational Speech At UCLan

A transgender LGBTQ activist will be giving a motivational speech, based on her incredible life-based in motorsport.

Charlie Martin will be speaking at a free event at the University of Central Lancashire next Monday.

She will be discussing her inspiring life story, including losing both of her parents at a young age, entering the motorsport world and living as a trans role model.

The motivational talk, which forms part of UCLan’s LGBT History Month 2020, is taking place from 12 noon until 3.00pm in the University’s Media innovation Zone, on the fourth floor of the Media Factory.

This event has been organised by UCLan’s Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Communities team who supports the University LGBT+ Staff Network.

Dr Sylvy Anscombe, UCLan’s Maths Lecturer and Staff LGBT+ Network Chair, said, We are so excited to announce that Charlie Martin will be coming to UCLan to share her story with us. As a pioneering transgender woman in the world of motor racing, her journey both on and off the track has inspired people to be their authentic selves.

“I am delighted to invite everyone to attend — students, staff, parents, friends and all the community.”

As well as Charlie’s talk, there will be additional speakers, along with a Q&A panel discussion and a number of stakeholder stalls from LGBT Lancashire, NHS, Chrysalis, Young Addaction Lancashire, Students’ Union and Lancashire Police.

A British Sign Language interpreter will be signing the event.

To reserve your space, you can book on the Eventbrite page here.

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