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Pride, Place, and Progress

with Heather McKelvey & Andrew Kerr

Playing Monday at 3pm and on rotation all week.

A conversation on sexual health, young people, and growing up Queer in Barking & Dagenham with Heather McKelvey and Andrew Kerr.

Heather McKelvey (she/her) is the Youth Health Programmes Coordinator for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. She has worked in the borough since 2000, and currently manages the Condom Distribution Scheme and Emergency Hormonal Contraception Service in pharmacies for the under 25’s. However, she has worked on all manner of youth services and provisions, including housing and homelessness, as well as the detached youth provision.

Andrew Kerr (he/him) is a life-long resident of Barking & Dagenham, and has lived, worked, and studied in the borough for over twenty-nine years. His career has been varied, starting off in sexual and mental health, but has progressed into community participation, engagement, and development, and urban regeneration and renewal. He is currently completing his PhD within the borough exploring young people, specifically Queer young people, and their participation and engagement in regeneration and inclusive growth.

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Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.