Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Calendar

Confetti Media Group’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is captured in our company mission.

Championing Opportunity and Diversity

Confetti’s EDI calendar has been developed to celebrate diversity and inclusion within
our staff and student community, and to promote respect and understanding between
all groups.
This is our first y ear of celebrating across the group, including staff and students, and
we invite you to get involved. There are suggested activities in the calendar; you can
participate at an individual level, or as part of a staff team or student group, or by
joining in activities on campus.
The calendar reflects only a small number of festivals, national and international dates
and events, which are not recognised as being more important than any other -please
make suggestions for future EDI calendars to the EDI team by emailing:
edi@confetti.ac.uk

September:

 

International Day of Charity: 05 September

 

Originally a Hungarian civil society initiative to commemorate Mother Teresa’s death, this now a little can do a lot. This could be donating clothes, volunteering your time, or taking part in fundraising activities.

 

Find out more: https://nationaltoday.com/international-day-charity/

 

Inclusion Week: 26 September – 02 October

 

During inclusion week, you could look to befriend someone, take part in awareness raising or even reflect on barriers people may face in your area. Communicating with others, learning about their experiences and take part in activities that bring different groups together.

 

For more information: https://www.inclusiveemployers.co.uk/niw-2022/

October:

 

Black History Month:

 

Black history month is a month to celebrate the achievements of Black artists and creatives, as well as industry professionals. An observance on the history and the ongoing systemic prejudices black people face in their day to day lives.

 

To read further visit the official website here: https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

Events on at Confetti: 

 

13th October 2022   6.30pm Metronome

Screening of Parallel History Project.

The documentary was first shown on Notts TV. in 5 parts.  ‘Parallel History’ begins to tell the history of the second generation Windrush migrants or the Black people aged 50s and 60s who were born here and grew up here. It looks to tell a story from their perspective of the experiences they faced during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

This group of young people were the foundation to much of the popular culture we have today but yet many of their experiences go unknown or not spoken about.

This documentary, ‘Parallel History’ looks to begin to tell these important parts of UK history.

 

18th & 19th October 2022  

MOBO Collaboration

MOBO is a celebration of Music of Black Origin. This event gives Confetti the opportunity to showcase the range of ability that lies within the college. Collaborating together we have Music Performance with live artists, Music Tech, with DJ’s, Film and TV, recording and assisting with the live stream and Live and Technical Events who ensure everything comes together. In it’s second year this event brings together both students and staff to deliver a fabulous showcase of Music of Black Origin.

 

24th October 2022  

HE Students Presents……MOBO Celebration!

As part of Confetti and NTU’s celebration of Black History Month, our HE students are proud to present their cross-collaborative Music of Black Origin (MOBO) event. This celebration focuses on combining the depth and breadth Music of Black Origin has blessed us all with throughout musical history and the wealth of talent we have here at Confetti. This event will all be pre-recorded in Metronome’s Studio 1. The music will be performed by BA Music Performance, recorded by BSC Audio Music Technology, filmed by BSC Television Production Technology and then broadcasted during the last week of October by our BSC Live and Technical Events students. This event is a real labour of love where as a community we get to come together and enjoy, celebrate and acknowledge Music of Black Origin.

 

World Food Day: 16 October

World Food Day is important to raise awareness of the millions of people who can’t get enough to eat and reminding everyone to eat mindfully. On this day, you could get involved by giving to a food bank or sharing your favourite recipes and advice on how to eat mindfully.

To get more ideas of how you can get involved, visit the website here: https://nationaltoday.com/world-food-day/

November:

 

International Men’s Day: 19 November

 

International Men’s Day, was introduced to highlight the issues that Men and Boys face, creating an environment that prevents Men suffering in silence.  Highlighting the importance of mental health and celebrating the good that men do within the society are at the centre of this day, abolishing the negative portrayal of Men.

 

Learn more here: https://ukmensday.org.uk/

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November

 

Nearly 1 in 3 women have been abused in their lifetime. In times of crises, the numbers rise, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent humanitarian crises, conflicts and climate disasters. During this day and the 16 days of campaigning, you can get involved by. Facilitating discussion, raising awareness, and signposting support networks.

 

Learn more here: https://www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day

December:

 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: 3 December

 

A day to promote the rights of people with disabilities in all areas of society, increasing awareness and improving the wellbeing of disabled people in all aspects of life. To get involved on this day, reflect on the barriers in your area that affect disabled people, or even take part in some training. Celebrate the success of individuals who have gone on to great things, despite their disabilities and the barriers they have faced.

To research further: https://disabilityunit.blog.gov.uk/2020/12/03/international-day-of-people-with-disabilities/

 

 

Human Rights Day: 10 December

 

Raising awareness on the humanitarian issues around the world, this falls on the anniversary of the initial adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. On this day, acknowledge your freedom and liberties, and display gratitude for these.

 

To read in more detail, head to the National Today website: https://nationaltoday.com/human-rights-day/