Diversity Calendar

Celebrate. Learn. Engage.


One way of promoting greater inclusion of all staff and students is by acknowledging the significant days, festivals or other events not already recognised, for example, by an Australian or state holiday. An edited selection of these days is provided below. More comprehensive diversity calendars are also available for free. For example, the Australian Department of Social Services lists the days celebrated by Australia's major ethnic and religious communities. The United Nations also provides a list of the days, weeks, years, and decades that they observe, each with a designated theme or topic.

Dates: 2017



Date

Event Supporting
                 March 
Wednesday, 8 March

 International Women's Day

View UNSW events and more

Women, girls & gender equity
Tuesday, 21 March

Harmony Day

View UNSW events and more

 Cultural diversity
                   May 
Wednesday, 17 May

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia
and Biphobia

http://dayagainsthomophobia.org

 LGBTIQ people
Friday, 26 May

National Sorry Day

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/sorry-day-stolen-generations

 Indigenous Australians

Saturday, 27 May - Saturday, 3 June

National Reconciliation Week

http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw

 Indigenous Australians
                  July
Sunday, 2 July - Sunday, 9 July

NAIDOC Week

http://www.naidoc.org.au

 Indigenous Australians
                August
Friday, 25 August

Wear It Purple Day

http://www.wearitpurple.org

 LGBTIQ people
            September
Thursday, 14 September

R U OK? DAY

https://www.ruok.org.au/

 People with disability
               October
October

Mental Health Month

http://mentalhealthmonth.wayahead.org.au

 People with disability
Tuesday, 10 October

World Mental Health Day

https://1010.org.au

 People with disability
Thursday, 26 October

Intersex Awareness Day

http://intersexday.org/en/

Intersex people
              November
Monday, 20 November

Transgender Day of Rememberance

https://tdor.info/

Transgender people
Thursday, 23 November (TBC)

National Go Home on Time Day

http://www.gohomeontimeday.org.au/

Work-life balance
Saturday, 25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday

 Women & girls
             December
Friday, 1 December

World AIDS Day

http://www.worldaidsday.org.au

 People with disability
Sunday, 3 December

 International Day of People with Disability

http://www.idpwd.com.au

 People with disability