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National Inclusion Week

September 28, 2018 1:00 PM
By Rachel Palma-Randle
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

This week is National Inclusion week - a week designed to raise awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion.

The theme this year is "everyday inclusion" which is looking at the practical ways you can foster inclusion through day to day activities.

As a party, we are working hard to improve the diversity of our own membership and to ensure that our party reflects our society. And our local parties are best placed to reach out to the communities near them.

Here are a few practical ideas of things you coud do:

  1. Host an inclusive event. Get in touch with your local diversity officer or regional diversity champion to organise an inclusive event in your area before the end of the year.
  2. Appoint a Diversity Officer. If you don't have a Regional Diversity Champion or Diversity Officer, why not appoint someone? You can find out more about the role here: libdems.org.uk/local_party_diversity_officer
  3. Make a plan for hosting inclusive events next year. You can use this diversity calendar to help plan out your local activity for the rest of the year and for 2019.
  4. Recruit a BAME member and commit to keeping them engaged.

We've included a diversity calendar for the rest of 2018, and a inclusivity events checklist as resources to help you get started.

Happy National Inclusion Week.