The D-Word - A round table discussion

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Come and take part in the D-Word: A round table discussion on recognising, celebrating and activating diversity within organisations in a truly meaningful way. Friday 18 August 2023 10am – 11.30am

The D-Word is a round table discussion on recognising, celebrating and activating diversity within organisations in a truly meaningful way. It has been organised by The Diversity Exchange as part of Bradford South Asian Festival and takes place on Friday 18 August 2023 10am – 11.30am - see below on details of how to book and who will be speaking. 

Statement on behalf of Bradford Wellbeing Board and Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership
We pride ourselves on actively and positively championing inclusion, celebrating diversity and contributing to creating a fairer society for all. To do this we know we must continue to do more to support awareness days and months that help bring equity, diversity and belonging to the heart of our communities and our organisations. We are taking the opportunity again this year to collectively promote and get behind South Asian Heritage Month running from 18 July to 17 August 2023. Locally this includes a South Asian Heritage Festival on Saturday 19 August.

South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) aims to celebrate, commemorate, and educate people about the South Asian cultures, histories and communities. It seeks to understand the diverse heritage and cultures that continue to link the UK with South Asia. As a place that has become home from people around the world, we have a proud history of welcoming and benefiting from the positive impact people from South Asia have made to our shared history.

This year’s theme for SAHM is ‘Stories to Tell’, which is all about celebrating stories that make up our rich south Asian community. This year we ask the people who make up our workforce to celebrate and raise awareness of South Asian Heritage Month by reflecting on the questions below:
• Why SAHM is important for you and your organisation?
• What achievement over SAHM has most impressed you or are most proud of?
• Thinking about contributions of South Asians, what is one thing that has become part of your life that you now couldn’t do without?

You will be able to view the selection of images and quotes over July and August to commemorate the month on our social media platforms. They also can be found here;

We must continue to do all we can to be a place of sanctuary and a place that says ‘you’re warmly welcome here’ to anyone coming to live, work or visit our wonderfully diverse district.

Locally there is an active series of events and talks that are being organised by people across our partnership. In addition, our staff networks are leading internal events within our different organisations. We would like to encourage everyone to get along to at least one event or talk so that we can learn more about each other, helping us in our shared journey to being an inclusive partnership for all.

For more details and a full calendar of events taking place locally, follow @BradfordSAF on Facebook and Instagram, and @Bradford_SAF on Twitter. You can also email and watch out for a dedicated staff session on the 18 August where we draw on leaders across our place.

To book on the session, please click here;

or email for more information.

We want to say thank you to all those working on the event programme and those in our staff networks that are helping us learn more about South Asian history, culture and people.

Who is the audience?
Our audience is our workforce across Bradford district. The invite has been circulated to communication officers across our place to share among the VCSE, public sector and schools.

The event will host up to 100 people online, where they will watch a live stream of the panel discussion will at the University of Bradford, The Studio.

The event will be hosted online and will have live captions.


Published: 08/08/2023
Audience: All staff
Contact: Zahra Niazi

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