Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

EDIB Calendar 2021/2022

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June is Pride Month

We would like all Staff and Students to know that Carlisle College is an LGBTQ+ Safe Zone.

Why do we celebrate Pride month?

Pride is celebrated in the month of June, as that was the month when the Stonewall riots took place.

The Stonewall riots were important protests that took place in 1969 in the US, that changed gay rights for a lot of people in America and around the world.

Pride is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and how in some places there’s still work to be done.

LGBT+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The + is an inclusive symbol to mean ‘and others’ to include people of all identities.

Pride month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ people, education in LGBTQ+ history and raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

It also calls for people to remember how damaging homophobia was and still can be.

Pride is all about being proud of who you are no matter who you love.

This article is taken from the BBC please click here to read the full article


April 2022 – Ramadan – Everything you need to know

Click here to find out more about Ramadan


Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January

What is Holocaust Memorial Day?

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. We promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) – the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups and in genocides that followed in CambodiaRwandaBosnia and Darfur.

Click here for more details from the Holocaust Memorial Day website


Days to Tu B’Shevat 2022

Monday, January 17th is day number 17 of the 2022 calendar year

Tu B’Shevat for the year 2022 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Sunday, January 16th ending at sundown on Monday, January 17.

Tu B’Shevat in the Hebrew calendar falls on the 15th day of the month of Shevat. This day celebrates the “New Year for the Trees” and their importance in the Jewish Society. Much like Arbor Day, this day is about trees and planting them to make the land more healthy and vibrant.

Why do Jewish holidays start at night time?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

https://www.calendardate.com/tu_bshevat_2022.htm#:~:text=Tu%20B’Shevat%20for%20the,importance%20in%20the%20Jewish%20Society.


International Human Rights Day 10 December 2021

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day

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