Diversity Festival 2018
12-16 March

Celebrating the diversity of our University and city, the theme of this year’s festival is ‘Challenging Perceptions’.

Thought-provoking, challenging and fun events will inspire debate and open up the dialogue around diverse issues.

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Join us for the launch of the Diversity Festival on 12 March in the Atrium.

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Diverse Arts: My Perspective

Date and time: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 11:00 - 16:00
Duration: 5 days

'My Perspective' is a visual exploration of 22 young people’s identity and self in Bradford in 2018. A large scale, detailed montage of silhouette self-portraits will create an echoed theme to artwork that explores some ideas of self, ambition, hope and the interests of 22 young people from Titus Salt School DSP in Baildon, Shipley.

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Diverse Arts: Poetry Performance by Asma Elbadawi

Date and time: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12:00 - 16:00

Asma Elbadawi is a spoken word poet, basketball player, coach and activist. Asma has a Masters in Visual Art, and uses her platform to explore themes such as gender and identity.

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Melting the Myth of the Snowflake Generation

Date and time: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12:00 - 13:00

An often heard argument in recent times states that we are in danger of being in a position where campus culture presumes an extraordinary fragility of the student psyche, and therefore greatly elevates the goal of protecting students from psychological harm.

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Transgender Person Male to Female Pre-operation

Date and time: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 14:00 - 15:30
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

Tina is a Bradford graduate and Chartered Electrical Engineer working in the Railway Vehicle Industry. Last year she became a full time female at work and is loving every bit of her new female life.

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Sexual Violence Reporting Training

Date and time: Tue 13 Mar 2018, 09:15 - 15:30
Duration: 6 hours 15 mins

This training is available for University front-line staff only.

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What you DON’T expect when you’re expecting

Date and time: Tue 13 Mar 2018, 18:00 - 19:30
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

This session will look at a less talked about side of birth and maternity.

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Challenging the Current Narrative

Date and time: Wed 14 Mar 2018, 12:00 - 13:30

The aim of this workshop is to challenge the current perception of Muslims and will consist of an honest discussion with the audience about the way Muslims view the headlines and media comments.

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Film Screening of Anita & Me

Date and time: Wed 14 Mar 2018, 18:00 - 20:00

Directed by Metin Huseyin, Anita & Me follows the development of a cross-cultural friendship between 12-year-old Indian immigrant Meena (Chandeep Uppal) and her 14-year-old British neighbour, Anita (Anna Brewster).

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Faith Day

Date and time: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

The Students' Union's many faith societies and the University Chaplaincy will be celebrating faith in all its diversity.

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Testimony of a Holocaust Survivor

Date and time: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 16:00 - 17:30
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

Staff and students will have the opportunity to hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Iby Knill as part of a visit organised in conjunction with the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).

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Film Screening of Hidden Figures

Date and time: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 18:00 - 20:00

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.

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International Tree Plant

Date and time: Fri 16 Mar 2018, 14:00 - Fri 16 Feb 2018, 14:30
Duration: 30 minutes

The 16th March 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the chemical weapon attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja. The attack killed more than 5000 civilians and left many more injured. The effects on the plantation and greenery in the area were prevalent for many years following the attack.

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Comedy night

Date and time: Fri 16 Mar 2018, 19:00 - 20:30

A hilarious night of diverse comedy rounds off the Diversity Festival featuring Honorary Graduate, Francesca Martinez and Jack Carrol, star of Britain’s got Talent.

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