Tuesday 3 May 2011

World Day for Cultural Diversity

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is annually held on May 21 to help people learn about the importance of cultural diversity and harmony. This day is officially recognised by the United Nations.

The University of Manchester recognises the diverse make up of its staff and students and acknowledges this in Goal 3 of ‘Advancing the 2015 Agenda’. There are a number of strategies for social responsibility which extend to the wider community and commits the University to understand the challenges facing our society.

‘Personally, I am deeply committed to the principles of Equality and Diversity and I am proud to be President and Vice-Chancellor of a University that champions these principles as part of its approach to every aspect of its work.’ (Nancy Rothwell- President & Vice Chancellor)

To celebrate the rich diversity we have at The University of Manchester there will be a number of events between 23 – 27 May.  These will range from ‘Trees of Diversity’ to an ‘International Song Contest’ to a diversity walk of Manchester.  All events are free and open to staff, students and their friends & relatives.

A full timetable can be found on the Equality & Diversity Intranet Pages:

·         Diversity Week Timetable

Come along, join in and celebrate your own diversity!

Paul Marks-Jones
Equality & Diversity Advisor
C28 Sackville Street
0161 306 5878

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