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BLACK EXCELLENCE:
THROUGH THE LENS OF 2020_

The Diana Award staff and the Black History Month Youth Working group are delighted to invite you to 'Black Excellence: Through the lens of 2020', an intergenerational discussion panel, celebrating and learning from Black social activists and their intersectional experiences.

We hope you can join us on Thursday 29th October 2020 at 18:00 GMT to explore how we can better help the fight towards racial justice and celebrate what it means to be Black.

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JOIN OUR NEXT CONVERSATION_

We are delighted to announce our next virtual instalment of Conversations of Change on Thursday 19th November. We are inviting Diana Award alumni to join us online to engage in meaningful discussions around important topics as well as meet and form connections with alumni across the globe.

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YOUR STORIES_

“When did you first learn about mental health? When did you first learn about tax? Was it before or after you learnt about the nuclear composition of atoms?” – Ben West

On the blog this month we heard from Legacy Award recipient Ben West on World Mental Health Day. Ben is calling for decision makers to make changes in how we approach mental health support. On International Day of the Girl Child we heard from Legacy Award recipient Olivia Hancock who shared with her experience of tackling sexism in Sport.

Olivia writes: “A female player said to me that she wished that she’d spoken out about the problems she’d faced. I told her that if she had, maybe many other girls wouldn’t be facing the problems that we still do, just for kicking a football.”

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RESOURCES_

As a social activist and Diana Award recipient, you probably tend to focus on taking care of the community you serve as a top priority, quite often to the detriment of your own wellbeing. But in order to continue changing the world and looking after others effectively, you have to start with yourself. Here is a resource to help you avoid ‘burning out’.


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GET INSPIRED_

Diana Award recipient Meg Zeenat Wamithi is founder and CEO of My Mind Matters Too. The organisation aims to understand what it is about mental health that young people struggle with, how much they understand about their mental health and what they think society can do to improve their chances of living a mentally healthy life.


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OPPORTUNITIES_

One hour, one young person, one MP... One great opportunity!
Over 100 MPs have signed-up to mentor a young person between the ages of 18-25 years old during the week of 26th-30th October.

How to start a movement with social activist Alex Holmes
How do you take an idea, and turn it into a movement that changes the lives of tens of thousands of people? Find out on Thursday 29 October.

Learn new skills for a digital world
Learn at your own pace, with flexible and personalised training courses designed to build your confidence and help you thrive.



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WHAT'S HAPPENING_

If you are working on a social action campaign, it can be useful to tie your work into awareness days:

11th November – UK Remembrance Day
14th November – World Diabetes Day
16th November – International Day of Tolerance
17th November – World Prematurity Day
20th November – World Children’s Day
25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


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Kind regards,

Saraniya Thayaparan
Award & Development Programme Coordinator
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