Dec 182015

Freedom-smallContinuing our series of posts introducing the many speakers who will be giving talks during the LGBT History Festival at M Shed next February.

Rosa Fanti & Lori Streich will be telling us all about the 20 year history of Freedom Youth, as part of the Local History Day on Sunday, February 21st.

Rosa Fanti is a member of Freedom Youth Bristol. When she realised that the group would be 20 in 2015, she had the idea of capturing its history through this project. Rosa’s interests include LGBT history and the social contexts in which it develops and changes.

Lori Streich is managing the project on behalf of Off the Record Bristol, and guiding and supporting the Freedom Youth researchers. Lori has a background in project development and management and a passion for enabling heritage projects that tell untold (and often difficult to find) stories about histories that are too often overlooked or left out of the mainstream. She has compiled an oral history of Westmoreland House in Stokes Croft, and was a Trustee and Chair of Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust in Bristol.