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Our EDI calendar


 

Our College's Inclusive Culture and Environment Strategy Group has developed a new EDI Calendar comprising eight core months which focus on different themes. In each core month, cross-College events will provide opportunities to engage with, and celebrate, different aspects of our diverse society.

We hope you will join us in celebrating EDI events, and embracing new training opportunities, to support the further development of our College’s inclusive and supportive community. Our vision is for diversity confidence to become firmly rooted at the core of our institutional and individual practices, so that we are all able, and supported, to flourish here at Royal Holloway.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or suggestions for our EDI calendar, please email equality@rhul.ac.uk for more information.

 

Month

Core theme

Dates we recognise

September 2022

East and South East Asian Heritage Month

4 - World Sexual Health Day

5 - International Day of Charity

8 - International Literacy Day

18 - International Equal Pay Day

21 - National Fitness Day

23 - Bi Visibility Day

23 - SU Cultural and Faith Festival

25 - 27 - Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)

26 September - 5 October - Navaratri (Hinduism)

October 2022

Black History Month

1 - International Day of Older Persons

3 - 9 - Dyslexia Awareness Week

4 - 5 - Yom Kippur (Judaism)

5 - World Teacher's Day

10 - World Mental Health Day

10 - 14 - National Work Life Week

11 - National Coming Out Day

16 - World Food Day

18 - World Menopause Day

19 - International Pronouns Day

24 - Diwali (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism)

26 - Intersex Awareness Day

November 2022

Disability History Month

(16 November – 16 December)

Islamophobia Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness Month (Movember)

13 - World Kindness Day

13 - Remembrance Sunday

13 - 19 - Trans Awareness Week

20 - International Transgender Day of Remembrance

25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (White Ribbon Day)

30 - St Andrew's Day

December 2022

Disability History Month

(16 November – 16 December)

1 - World AIDS Day

2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 - International Day of Disabled Persons

18 - 26 - Hanukkah (Judaism)

25 - Christmas Day (Christianity)

January 2023

Royal Holloway’s Mental Health
Awareness Month

4 - World Braille Day

7 - Mahāyāna New Year (Buddhism)

22 - Lunar New Year

24 - International Day of Education

25 - Burns Night

27 - International Holocaust Commemoration Day

31 January - 11 February - Antisemitism Awareness Week

February 2023

Royal Holloway’s Diversity
Celebration Month

LGBT+ History Month

1 - 7 - Interfaith Week of Harmony

4 - World Cancer Day

20 - World Day of Social Justice

21 - International Mother Language Day

21 - Shrove Tuesday (Christianity)

22 - Ash Wednesday (Christianity)

27 February - 5 March - Eating Disorder Awareness Week

March 2023

Women’s History Month

1 - St David's Day

2 - University Mental Health Day

8 - Holi (Hindusim)

8 - International Women's Day

8 - 10 - Hola Mohalla (Sikhism)

13 - (Post-)Commonwealth Day

13 - 19 - Neurodiversity Celebration Week

17 - St Patrick's Day

20 - Nowruz (Iranian New Year)

20 - International Day of Happiness

21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22 March - 21 April - Ramadan (Islam)

25 - International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery

31 - International Transgender Day of Visibility

April 2023

Royal Holloway's Intergenerational
Awareness Month

Dalit History Month

Stress Awareness Month

2 - World Autism Awareness Day

5 - 13 - Passover (Judaism)

6 - International Asexuality Day

7 - World Health Day

9 - Easter Sunday (Christianity)

14 - Vaisakhi (Sikhism, Hinduism)

21 - 22 - Eid al-Fitr (Islam)

22 - Stephen Lawrence Day

22 - International Mother Earth Day

23 - St George's Day

26 - Lesbian Visibility Day

May 2023

 

2 - 8 - Deaf Awareness Week

5 - Vesak (Buddhism)

8 -14 - Mental Health Awareness Week

17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Lesbophobia, and Transphobia

24 - Pansexuality Visibility Day

25 - 27 - Shavuot (Judaism)

June 2023

LGBT+ Pride Month

1 - Global Day of Parents

5 - World Environment Day

8 - World Oceans Day

12 - 18 - Men's Health Week

14 - World Blood Donor Day

18 - International Day for Countering Hate Speech

18 - Sustainable Gastronomy Day

19 - Juneteenth

20 - World Refugee Day

22 - Windrush Day

July 2023

 

14 - International Non-Binary People's Day

18 - 19 - Al-Hijra (Islam)

18 July - 17 August - South Asian Heritage Month

August 2023

 

1 - 7 - World Breastfeeding Week

9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples