Why am I learning about EDI?
Our diverse communities bring together different perspectives, personal experiences as well as different religious and cultural backgrounds.
We all have a role to play in creating and sustaining an equal, diverse and inclusive community, whether this be at college, work, in our home town, or even when we go to the shops or on a night out.
When we meet those who are different from ourselves, there is a risk that we see them as ‘other’. Instead, recognising these differences, respecting and valuing every individual, and ensuring they are included within our communities benefits us all.
Much harmful discriminatory behaviour, such as bullying, comes from a lack of understanding for diverse cultures, lifestyles, beliefs and differences between individuals.
Our education about identities, diversity, equality and human rights help us learn to respect, celebrate difference and help tackle prejudice and discrimination.
It is also important that we are aware of the laws that protect us from discrimination, and know how to speak out on issues of concern or how to get help.
We should all have an equal opportunity to reach our potential and make the most of our lives, and that starts with learning!
EDI stands for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
This week you will:
- Explore EDI, and what it means to both yourself and your community
- Identify why EDI is important within our lives
- Consider ways to ensure EDI is respected and practiced at all times