October is Global Diversity Awareness Month
October is Global Diversity Awareness Month. Take this time to celebrate what makes people unique, and support global diversity any way you can. Even the littlest gesture can make a world of difference.
What is global diversity?
It includes showing appreciation for gender equity, cultural diversity, differences in religion, ideaologies, and uniqueness while also supporting an inclusive society worldwide.
Diversity is the basis for healthy debate and can help societies thrive. The exchange of ideas and information across cultural backgrounds is the basis of scholarly research and education in general. It aids communication and understanding among political parties, businesses and governments. Without diversity, humanity is sacrified.
To support Global Diversity Awareness Month, here are some ideas to get you started:
- Tell a colleague, teacher or mentor thank you
- Learn a new language (Duolingo is a good place to start, and the app is free to use)
- Express interest in a local or global cause through volunteering or donating
- Organize a friendly debate to open the lines of communication about a topic that speaks to you
Of course there are many ways to celebrate Global Diversity Awareness Month, but the beauty of diversity can be recognized anytime.