Rainbow Families – a seminar at UoM

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The Malta Gay Rights Movement, the aditus foundation and the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta are organising a conference on 18 July 2014. The conference will be held in Hall A, Mikiel Anton Vassalli Conference Centre (Gateway Building) University of Malta, Msida Campus.

0845hrs – 0900hrs

0900hrs – 0915hrs
Welcome Address
The Hon. Minister Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs & Civil Liberties

0915hrs – 1000hrs
Keynote Address
Professor Susan Golombok, Director, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge

1000hrs – 1015hrs
Reply to Professor Golombok
Professor Angela Abela, Head, Department of Family Studies, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta

1015hrs – 1030hrs
Coffee Break

1030hrs – 1230hrs
Breakout Sessions

Session 1, introduced & facilitated by the  Faculty for Social Wellbeing
LGBTI Children

Session 2, introduced & facilitated by the Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Session 3, introduced & facilitated by the Faculty for  Social Wellbeing
LGBTI Parents

Session 4, introduced & facilitated by Ms Ruth Baldacchino (MGRM)
Transgender & Intersex Issues

Session 5, introduced & facilitated by Dr Neil Falzon (aditus)
Family Structures

1230hrs – 1315hrs
Panel Discussion
Professor Golombok, Professor Abela

1315hrs – 1330hrs
Ms Gabi Calleja, Coordinator, MGRM
Dr Maureen Cole, Dean, Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Participation is against a contribution of €5, to be paid at the event.
Click here to register.

Speaker Profile – Professor Susan Golombok
Susan Golombok is Professor of Family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Her research examines the impact of new family forms on parenting and child development, specifically lesbian mother families, gay father families, single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilisation (IVF), donor insemination, egg donation and surrogacy.

In addition to academic papers she is the author of Parenting: What really counts? and co-author of Bottling it Up, Gender Development, and Growing up in a Lesbian Family.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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