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

Learn more

Women, girls & gender equity
Tuesday, 21 March


Harmony Day

Learn more

 Cultural diversity
                   May 
Wednesday, 17 May


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia
and Biphobia (IDAHOT Day)

Watch the video

 LGBTIQ people
Friday, 26 May


National Sorry Day

Learn more

 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
Saturday, 12 August - Sunday, 20 August


National Science Week

https://www.science.unsw.edu.au/sciwk17

 Young people (especially
young women and girls) getting involved in science

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
Across 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
Sunday, 15 October - Saturday, 21 October


Anti-Poverty Week

http://www.antipovertyweek.org.au/

Raising awareness about poverty around the world and in Australia
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