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Diversity Fortnight programme - 4-15 March

Wednesday 20 February 2013

QM will hold its first Diversity fortnight from 4-15 March. Join us for an exciting programme of events to celebrate diversity and challenge assumptions. All of the events are fun, informative, free and open to all. A photo competition is also running to support the week, a £40 John Lewis voucher is the prize for the winning photo.

Programme:
Please download the full programme here or see below.
For travel and campus information, please go here.
Please book a place on the link provided for the event (especially for catering purposes).
If you have a special requirement or need, please email hr-equality@qmul.ac.uk or phone 020 7882 5585

Monday 4 March

All day: Join in the library square to find out more about the fortnight, have cakes from all over the world and a cup of tea. We will be celebrating with our Colleague from the Fairtrade group.

5pm: Panel discussion organised in partnership with QM Out (QM Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender staff network)
"Who needs to know, and why? Discretion and Disclosure in the University and Beyond"
Panel members: Dr Tessa Wright, Dr Robert Gillett, Dr Erez Levon and Sean Richardson (second year English student)
Mile End in Francis Bancroft room 3.26
Find out more here.
Please book on: www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5570864606

Tuesday 5 March
12-2pm:
Mental Health Awareness drop in session
Wellness massage available. Please drop in to find out more, ask questions about mental health and how to support staff and students better.
Charterhouse Square room: SAD Annexe – Dawson Hall

Wednesday 6 March
12pm:
“Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.... Changing perceptions in an age free working world."
Lunch discussion with Chris Pearson, Director of Human Resources at QMUL.
Mile End G.O Jones Building room 602
Find out more here
Please book on: www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5570890684

Thursday 7 March
6pm:
Film and debate: "Keskidee Aroha: Black Power and Rastafari in the South Pacific" with Dr Robbie Shilliam
Mile End Francis Bancroft David Sizer Lecture Theatre
Find out more here
Please book (places are limited) on: www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5570928798

Friday 8 March
Celebration of International Women Day

10-4pm: Come and Meet the Women in Sciences and Engineering Group (WISE) in the Library Square
Mile End

5pm: "Women Defining Success"
Panel discussion with Women from different professions and industries.
Mile End - School of Mathematics Lecture Theatre
Please book on: www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5570946852

Monday 11 March

5-6.30pm: Debate: "Is it time to consider positive discrimination?" with Professor Mike Noon
Mile End in Francis Bancroft room 3.26
Find out more here
Please book on: http://positivediscrimination.eventbrite.co.uk

Tuesday 12 March

12-2pm: "Positive action in job selection: When can someone from an under- represented group be given the edge?"
Panel Members: Professor Lizzie Barmes and Professor Kate Malleson
Mile End G.O Jones Building room 602
Find out more here
Please book on: http://positiveactionqmul.eventbrite.co.uk
5.30pm: Call me Kuchu
Film projection: In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. Find out more here
Mile End Francis Bancroft David Sizer Lecture Theatre
Please book (places are limited) on http://callmekuchuqmul.eventbrite.co.uk

Wednesday 13 March
10am-5pm:
Meet your Muslim Colleague
Islam's contribution to Modern Life, Culture and Science.
Mile End - Library square

Thursday 14 March
12-2pm:
Mental Health Awareness drop in session
Wellness massage available. Please drop in to find out more, ask questions about mental health and how to support staff and students better.
Mile End G.O Jones Building room 602

Friday 15 March
Departments Diversity day: Celebrate Diversity in your department/school
Send photo to hr-equality@qmul.ac.uk
Most innovative idea will receive a yummy prize.

Create conversations about the diversity of your area
Share cultural/diverse music from around the world for the day
Bring in food to share
Take a trip to your local place of worship
Combine it with Comic Relief Day and Raise money for charity
Pledge to do a Diversity initiative this year (raising awareness about a specific issue, organise a talk, etc.)

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