The month of December, end of the calendar year, is characterised by a number of holidays and festivals – both in private as in work circles. As celebratory as this may seem, many holidays are no longer celebrated without raising issues.
|Date||2 December 2021|
Given an increasingly diverse and international community, we may ask ourselves whose festivals should be included in our celebrations’ calendar. Furthermore, some festivals refer to histories and traditions that are not shared by everyone.
In addition, celebrations sometimes involve activities, food or symbols that are not equally agreeable for all. Two members of the Faculty’s Social Committee – organising our faculty’s celebrations and holidays - will start a conversation on such issues with the participants of this Diversity Journal Club’s edition: Pascale Nukoop (Communications department) and Joris Flesch (Buildings and Safety).
Participation is open for all. You can join us online via the Zoom-link:
The Faculty of Science aims to be an inclusive community where every person, regardless of race, gender or cultural background, feels welcome and valued. In our policies we strive to stimulate the diversity in our Faculty community. With the input and contributions from the Diversity Sounding Board (consisting of ca. 25 staff and students of the faculty of Science), the Faculty Diversity Office organises activities and facilitates debate aimed at increasing awareness on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. The Diversity Journal Club @ SP is meant to have open dialogues about diversity and inclusion in the context of science in the broadest sense, like how these play out in research and education.