Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond.

Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar. The Equality and Inclusion Calendar is a practical resource highlighting the main faith days observed or celebrated, key diversity days, awareness raising dates, public holidays and academic term dates.

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event focused on the history of disabled people’s fight for equality and human rights.  UKDHM 2022 will take place from the evening of 16 November until Friday 16 December and the 2022 theme is Disability, Health and Well Being. The University is helping to mark the awareness month…

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Inter Faith Week takes place from Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 November and it provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships and understanding between people of different faiths and beliefs. This awareness week intends to create increased understanding of the diversity of faith communities in the UK, and celebrate their contribution to society. Inter faith cooperation and…
October marks Black History Month in the UK, the annual celebration and acknowledgement of the history, achievements and contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country over many generations. The aim of Black History Month is to promote knowledge, understanding and an awareness of Black History. If you wish to…
Contents of this page: Introduction University of Leeds Events Black History Walks Support and Resources for Staff and Students   Introduction  Celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms during this year’s National Inclusion Week (NIW) which takes place between 28 September – 4 October. It’s a chance to share and promote inspiring inclusion practices and…
23 September is Bi Visibility Day. The date was first marked in 1999, and aims to celebrate the bi community, its culture, history and norms. It also aims to provide a platform to the bi community and their supporters and to bring global attention to the social, economic and cultural prejudices and challenges faced by…
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex staff and PGR students. This will take place online using Microsoft Teams. For further information, including how to join the meeting, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk
Covid-19 has affected many of us, both individually and within the communities of which we are a part. Shortly after lock down begun, it was confirmed that Leeds Pride would unfortunately be postponed until 2021. In response to that news, the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, and Leeds Arts University have developed a Digital…
International Non-Binary People’s Day is on 14 July. It takes place on this date because it falls exactly halfway between International Women’s Day (8 March) and International Men’s Day (19 November). The day aims to celebrate the wide range of people worldwide who identify as non-binary and to raise awareness about issues that non-binary people…
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex staff and PGR students. This will take place online using Microsoft Teams. For further information, including how to join the meeting, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk
UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. The annual event creates a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds, while also fostering, representing and celebrating Black LGBTQ and QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour) culture through…
Windrush Day was introduced on 22 June 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the date when hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean arrived to the UK aboard the MV Empire Windrush. Windrush Day is intended to recognise and honour the significant contributions of the Windrush Generation to British social, cultural and political life. Get involved…