Category Archives: Diversity

The power of culture to bring people together and be themselves is being celebrated this Disability Pride Month. Every July, national Disability Pride Month raises awareness of disabilities, starts positive conversations, celebrates the diversity of the disabled community and highlights the challenges disabled people still face to be treated equally. Calderdale Council is committed to… read more … about Proud to welcome everyone to CultureDale>>

Over 250 people gathered at the annual ‘We are Calderdale’ event in Halifax to celebrate 50 years of the borough of Calderdale, the realisation of Vision 2024, the ambitions for 2024 and beyond, and Calderdale’s Year of Culture. On Thursday 13 June, the Council held one of its biggest events of the year at Dean… read more … about Special event celebrates 50 years of Calderdale>>

Annapurna dance performing at We Are Calderdale

Events are taking place across Calderdale this national Refugee Week(external link) (17-23 June 2024), with organisations coming together as part of the Year of Culture, to celebrate kindness and inclusion. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events, Refugee Week celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking asylum. This… read more … about Celebrating kindness and inclusion this Refugee Week>>

Central Library

This Pride month, and beyond, Calderdale Council is highlighting how important it is to be yourself, no matter how you identify, and to embrace diversity.   This is a central theme of Calderdale’s Year of Culture (CultureDale(external link)). With a commitment to inclusivity, the 12-month programme of events and activities ensures everyone can take part in,… read more … about CultureDale event inspires you to ‘be here, be you, be proud!’>>

With diversity and inclusion at its heart, the Calderdale Year of Culture programme features an unforgettable event to celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month this June. People will be able to immerse themselves in the vibrant traditions that shape the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities at Halifax Borough Market on Friday 7 and Saturday… read more … about Celebrating Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history and culture>>

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Calderdale Council is celebrating the achievements of women on International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March 2024) and throughout Women’s History Month. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, ‘inspire inclusion’, fits perfectly with the Council’s priority to reduce inequalities and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The Council has taken great strides to be… read more … about Inspiring inclusion on International Women’s Day>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

The unique heritage and culture of Halifax will be showcased as part of a new trail around the town’s centre, mixing existing landmarks with new art installations. The ‘Art and About Trail’ is part of Future High Streets Fund work in Halifax, funded by the Government and being delivered by Calderdale Council.  The trail is… read more … about Artist call-out for new cultural trail in Halifax>>

Think you know Halifax? branding and central market clock

Calderdale Council’s ongoing commitment to equality, diversity, fairness and inclusion is highlighted in a report to be discussed by Cabinet Members. The Council values the rich diversity of our communities, and has a priority to reduce inequalities for its employees and local people. Its equality objectives 2021-2025 help to achieve this, and progress is reported… read more … about Everyone different, everyone matters>>

Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities

Calderdale Council is proud to support national LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans+) History Month 2024(external link). Every February, the awareness month aims to increase the visibility of LGBT+ people and history, and to combat prejudice. Cllr Jenny Lynn, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, said: “We want all our staff, and… read more … about Celebrating LGBT+ History Month>>