Our inclusion calendar provides a list of key dates, awareness-raising days and events that reflect our diverse communities.

Each month has a theme that the Council will use to reflect on what we are doing. We would like to add to the calendar with the activities of our partners, residents and communities. Email equalities@camden.gov.uk if you would like to add an event.

Download the inclusion calendar

January

Each month Camden concentrates on a specific theme of equity and inclusion such as Faith and belief, Disability, Ageism, racial equality and community strength.

Special events

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day
  • 8 January: Ethnicity pay gap day
  • 21 January: World Religion Day
  • 25 January: Burns Night.
  • 26 January: Great Mental Health Day
  • 27 January: Holocaust Memorial Day
  • 30 January: Mahatma Gandhi Death anniversary

February

Racial equality

Our diversity mission, and tackling racial inequalities, is a key priority for Camden: ‘By 2030, those in positions of power in Camden will be as diverse as the community, and the next generation will be ready to follow.

Special events

  • 1 February: LGBTQ+ history month
  • 1 February: Time to Talk Day
  • 4 February: World Cancer Day
  • 5 to 11 February: Race Equality Week
  • 5 to 11 February: Child Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 10 to 16 February: Lunar New Year
  • 13 February: Maghi
  • 14 February: Vasant Panchami
  • 14 February: Ash Wednesday

March

Gender equality

Gender equality is very important to Camden - we are fighting for a fairer and more equal future for women and other marginalised genders.

Special events

  • 1 March: St David’s Day
  • 3 March: National Day of Reflection
  • 7 March: World Book Day
  • 8 March: International Women’s Day
  • 10 March to 9 April: Ramadan
  • 15 March: International day to combat Islamaphobia
  • 17 March: St Patrick’s Day
  • 18 to 24 March: Sign Language Week
  • 21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 24 March: Palm Sunday
  • 25 March: Holi
  • 26 March: Bangladesh Independence Day
  • 29 to 31 March: Easter Weekend
  • 31 March: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April

Spotlight on Neurodiversity

Recognising and celebrating neurodiversity, as well as supporting neurodiverse people who need support, is a key priority in Camden. We are working to remove structural barriers in society for neurodiverse people, and ensure our services cater for everybody’s needs

Special events

  • 2 April: World Autism Awareness Day
  • 2 to 8 April: World Autism Awareness Week
  • 7 April: World Health Day
  • 9 to 10 April: Eid-al-Fitr
  • 13 April: Vaisakhi
  • 22 April: Earth Day/ Stephen Lawrence Day
  • 23 April: St George’s Day
  • 23 to 30 April: Pesach (Passover)

May

Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing is crucial to happiness, and we are working to support people to live healthy lives and support their own wellbeing and that of others. A key part of this is mental health awareness and ensuring all those with mental ill health have the support they need.

Special events

  • 1 to 7 May: Deaf Awareness Week (UK)
  • 8 May: VE day
  • 12 May: World Fibromyalgia day
  • 13 to 19 May: Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 13 to 19 May: Dementia Awareness Week
  • 13 to 19 May: Face Equality Week
  • 14 to 20 May: Food Allergy Awareness Week
  • 15 May: Buddha Day
  • 17 May: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • 25 May: George Floyd Anniversary

June

LGBTQ+

Fighting for equality and empowerment for LGBTQ+ people is a key part of our work, and this month we focus on this and celebrating LGBTQ+ identities through Pride Month.

Special events

  • 1 to 7 June: Volunteers Week
  • 5 June: World Environment Day
  • 10 to 16 June: Carers Week
  • 11 to 13 June: Shavout
  • 12 to 16 June: Loneliness Awareness Week
  • 14 June: Seventh Anniversary of Grenfell fire
  • 17 June: Eid-al-Adha
  • 17 to 23 June: Refugee Week
  • 20 June: World Refugee Day
  • 22 June: Windrush Day 76th anniversary
  • 27 June to 12 July: Youth Safety Fortnight
  • 29 June: PRIDE in London

July

Faith and Belief This month we focus on recognising and celebrating all religions, cultures, and identities, and the importance of them for communities in Camden.

Special events

  • 5 July: NHS 76th birthday
  • 6 to 7 July: Al-Hijra
  • 18 July to 17 August: South Asian Heritage Month

August

Heritage empowerment month

This month we focus on celebrating people’s different cultural heritages, and the part that heritage plays in everybody’s lives.

Special events

  • 14 August: UK Black Pride
  • 19 August: Raksha Bandhan
  • 23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

September

Inclusion

Camden as an organisation and as a borough prides itself on being an inclusive borough, a Camden for all. Keep an eye out this month on how we celebrate our inclusion journey.

Special events

  • 8 September: International Literacy Day
  • 15 September: World Afro Day
  • 23 September: Bi Visibility Day
  • 23 to 29 September: National Inclusion week

October

Ageism

Ageism is an often forgotten form of discrimination, and this month we focus on tackling discrimination based on age - particularly for vulnerable older people and young people who are struggling to get the best start in life.

Special events

  • 1 to 7 October: Libraries Week
  • 2 October: Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary
  • 2 to 4 October: Rosh Hashanah
  • 3 to 12 October: Navaratri begins
  • 6 October: Silver Sunday - The National Day for Older People
  • 9 to 13 October: Durga Puja Hindu festival
  • 10 October: World Mental Health Day
  • 12 October: Yom Kippur

November

Community strength

Community cohesion and creating equity in Camden is a key priority. Community strength was never more evident than during the pandemic, and it highlights the need to bring people together to leverage lived collective experience, cultures and backgrounds in order to tackle some of the hardest issues of society; from cost of living through to equity of access and opportunity.

Special events

  • 1 November: Diwali
  • 10 November: Remembrance Sunday
  • 11 November: Remembrance Day
  • 10 to 17 November: Interfaith Week begins
  • 13 to 19 November: Trans Awareness Week
  • 24 November: Mitzvah Day
  • 25 November: White Ribbon Day
  • 25 November: Transgender Day of Remembrance

December

Disabilities - a seat at the table

Around 1 in 7 of Camden residents have a long term health condition or disability that affects their daily life. The role of Disability Champions are important to ensure the inclusion of people with disability always remains on the agenda.

Special events

  • 1 December: World AIDS Day
  • 3 December: International Day for People With Disabilities
  • 25 December: Christmas Day
  • 26 December: Boxing Day
  • 26 December to 1 January: Hanukah begins
  • 26 December to 1 January: Kwanzaa
  • 31 December: New Year’s Eve