College announce inaugural inclusivity festival

The Inclusive Trinity Festival will run from 10-20 October “across multiple campuses”

College has announced an 11-day festival to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in Trinity.

Running from 10-20 October, the first ever Inclusive Trinity Festival will take place “across multiple campuses” showcasing the initiatives and activities which promote inclusivity in College.

It will be run in collaboration between the three faculties, the Associate Dean of Civic Engagement and Social Innovation, and the Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Project within the Office of the Associate Vice Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

The festival aims to “explore the input of our communities and develop ways to make Trinity more inclusive for all” including seminars, talks, drop-in events, displays, demonstrations and tours.

Among the festival’s goals and ambitions is to “open Trinity’s physical spaces, challenge Trinity’s cultural spaces, showcase Trinity’s intellectual spaces, embrace Trinity’s community spaces and celebrate Trinity’s diversity”.

The festival names “nine grounds of equality” upon which its ethos of inclusivity is based. These include age, civil status, disability, family status, gender, membership of the traveller community, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The launch of the Inclusive Trinity Festival will take place at 11am on October 10, in Tangent, Trinity Business School. There will be a panel discussion with the Provost, Prof Linda Doyle in which the meaning of inclusivity will be explored.

Sofia Ferrari Bravo

Sofia Ferarri Bravo is the Deputy News Analysis Editor for the 69th issue of Trinity News.