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EDI Calendar Dates 2021

                          EDI Calendar Dates


Date Event Training Event/Speaker
17th May 2021 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
We are delighted to present Patrick McElligott - Gender and Orientation Support Worker (GOSHH)  who will talk about the experience of LGBTI+ individuals.
Date: Monday 17th May 2021
Event: 13h00 to 14h00
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21st May 2021 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Join us in conversation with Dr Santhi Corcoran, Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher in MIC
What's in a name? Identity, Ethnicity and Cultural importance of names in Dialogue and Development
@ 13h00 on 21st May 2021
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5th July 2021 - 11th July 2021 Limerick Pride Week
Event Links: 
Tuesday 6th July 2021: 1pm - 2pm GOSHH  
Wednesday  7th July 2021: 1pm - 2pm Trans Awareness Training  
20th July 2021 Eld Al Adha – Islam
Please join us for our event on Teams on the 22nd of July from 11h00 to 12h00 when Lorraine O'Connor will be discussing “The importance of charity in IslamAisha Ali will be talking about “The blessings of Eid al-Adha and Dr. Youcef Sai will be giving us an insight into Eid- ‘A time for reflection’.  
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6th September 2021 Rosh Hashanah - An Introduction to the Jewish New Year
You are warmly invited to join us for this lunchtime event ‘An Introduction to the Jewish New Year’. Where Yanky Fachler, writer and historian will discuss the traditions and practices, some going back thousands of years, surrounding Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. 
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10th September 2021 World Suicide Prevention Day
On Friday, September 10th we are running a lunchtime event from 1 pm-2 pm to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. We will be joined by members from Limerick Suicide Watch. Limerick Suicide Watch will discuss the work they do for the community such as keeping eyes on the river and identify and provide support to those in distress and who may be contemplating suicide. 
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23rd September 2021 International Day of Sign Languages


In association with the International Day of Sign Language on Thursday 23rd,  we are organising an event with Elaine Grehan (Advocacy Manager, The Irish Deaf Society) and John Bosco Conama (Director for the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College).
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Meeting ID: 898 0206 8248 
Passcode:  363442   
(Please ensure you enter the Passcode to join the event on the day)
1-7 October 2021 National Breastfeeding week
In association with the National Breastfeeding Week we are organising an online event on Wednesday the 6th October with Laura McHugh, National Breastfeeding Coordinator, HSE and Caoimhe Heery, a partner in Flynn O’Driscoll LLP’s Employment Team.
Laura will provide an update on the following:
Breastfeeding in a Healthy Ireland – HSE Action Plan 2016-2021
Hospital and community service supports available for parents
Health Service Policies and Practices in Breastfeeding
Caoimhe will talk about the rights of employees in relation to breastfeeding in the workplace together with the range of protective leave and rights available to parents in the workplace.
National Breastfeeding Week
Online Event: Wednesday the 6th October 2021
13h00 – 14h00
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10th October 2021 World Mental Health Day TBC
18th - 19th October Mawlid an Nabi
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 13h00 to 13h30
Duration: 1/2 Hour
Milad an-Nabi, also known as Mawlid, is celebrated by Muslims as the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Mawlid celebrations include prayer meetings, parades and communal meals, making it a wonderful time to connect with friends and neighbours.
In association with Milad an-Nabi (Mawlid) we are organising an online event on Tuesday the 19th October with Naima Manaa. Naima Manaa is an Algerian International PhD student in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences majoring Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics. Naima is from the north east of Algeria. .
Naima will give a presentation on Mawlid Al Nabi and will speak about the following:
What is Milad an-Nabi (Mawlid)
Why do Muslims celebrate this occasion
How do we celebrate it
How do the Algerians celebrate this important occasion
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26th October 2021 Intersex Awareness Day


4th November 2021 Diwali (Hinduism) TBC
17th November 2021 International Students Day


19th November 2021 International Men’s Day


20th November 2021 Transgender Day of Remembrance TBC
28th November - 6th December 2021 Hannukah (Judaism) TBC
3rd December 2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities TBC
10th December 2021 Human Rights Day TBC
18th December 2021 International Migrants Day TBC