Deadline for applications: Sunday 22 March 2020, 23:59 CET.
IGLYO (the International Gay Lesbian Trans Queer Intersex Youth Organisation) is a youth development and leadership organisation building LGBTQI youth activists, ensuring LGBTQI young people are present and heard and making schools safe, inclusive and supportive of LGBTQI learners. With 90+ member organisations, situated in 40+ countries, the IGLYO network unites a great variety of individual and group experiences. LGBTQI youth in the Council of Europe region hail from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. IGLYO is cognisant of the intertwined realities of racism, LGBTQI-phobia, sexism, classism, ableism and ageism that are part of the lived experiences of LGBTQI-youth of colour.
At the 2019 Annual Member’s Conference, IGLYO members unanimously voted to constitute an Anti-Racism Task Force. The amended 2020 Work Plan states that the Anti-Racism Task Force will: “… lead and direct IGLYO’s intersectional methodology, and anti-racist and decolonial perspective.” In the spirit of the AMC’s decision, the 2019 IGLYO Board is honoured to facilitate the constitution of IGLYO’s first Anti-Racism Task Force.
Invitation to apply
The 2020 IGLYO Board extends a warm invitation to applicants to join the IGLYO Anti-Racism Task Force Member. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Identify as LGBTQI+;
- Not be older than 30 years;
- Live in the Council of Europe region;
- Identify as Black, as a Person of Colour, as Indigenous, as Roma, as a member of racialised groups/ indigenous communities/ minority faiths/ethnic minorities;
- Be willing to meet in Brussels in mid-June and attend at least one web-based meeting.
Why should you join the task force?
The IGLYO Anti-Racism Task Force represents an opportunity to shape the future of LGBTQI Youth activism in Europe and beyond. In doing so, members of the Task Force will gain (practical) insight and in-depth understanding of European-level advocacy. Members will observe and study the work and workings of IGLYO, a European Network of LGBTQI+ Youth organisations and associations. The Task Force will be a creative and experimental space for developing ideas and institutionalising strategies for anti-racist advocacy and decolonial perspectives. Task Force members will also have access to IGLYO’s training resources, meet with IGLYO’s partners, represent IGLYO in international conferences and events, and meaningfully connect with other Task Force members. Join the 2020 Anti-Racism Task Force to observe, learn, experiment, create, represent and connect.
Please note that membership to the Anti-Racism Task Force is on a voluntary basis, and therefore not remunerated. Travel and accommodation during live meetings and/or other IGLYO-related events, will be reimbursed up to 300 EUR, per person. IGLYO will endeavour to provide capacity building and networking opportunities to the Task Force members, when possible.
The application process consists of two rounds, a written round and an interview round.
Let the IGLYO Board know why you would like to join the Task Force, and which skills and knowledge you can contribute to the Task Force. Be sure to tell us about your perspective on anti-racism and de-colonising LGBTQI Youth activism. Don’t forget to tell us about your background as a member of racialised groups, indigenous communities, minority faiths and/or ethnic minorities.
Please address your motivation letter or motivation video to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Sunday 22 March 2020. The working language of the Anti-Racism Task Force will be English (speaking and writing). Therefore, your application material should be in English.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with two IGLYO staff members, and an IGLYO Board Member. The interviews will take place in the week of 6 – 10 April 2020.