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Wed, 20 Mar



Digital Event Diversity


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Digital Event Diversity
Digital Event Diversity

Time & Location

20 Mar 2024, 15:00 – 16:30



About the event

This seminar is dedicated to the concept of Diversity and its role and presence in the field of culture. Diversity is most often present as a value in our organisations, and we ask how we move from affirming it as a value to implementing it as a fundament to our work. 

The discussion will start from our individual and collective experiences with diversity, and among other topics, we address: what happens when we start to look at diversity as a narrative? We all come from somewhere and from where we started to where we have arrived today makes all the difference to how we contribute culturally at work and in our lives. In this seminar we will ask what is our narrative and our positionality and how does it effect our contribution to our field? 



Shanthuru is a non-binary Black (noun) indigenous refugee originating from Sri Lanka and currently residing in Brussels, the capital of Europe. Their unwavering dedication revolves around addressing deeply ingrained systemic oppressions that are experienced by the global majority. With an extensive history spanning over 17 years, Shanthuru is a human rights activist and a catalyst for mindshift change.

Throughout their journey, Shanthuru has demonstrated a remarkable ability to foster cross-border connections, facilitating the establishment of communities that transcend geographical boundaries. This commitment is underscored by their pivotal role in founding multiple NGOs and social entrepreneurship start-ups, reflecting an enduring commitment to driving constructive change. An adept motivator, Shanthuru has successfully cultivated a diverse and driven network of individuals who share their vision.

Currently, Shanthuru is channeling their efforts into advocating for the integration of Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Safety(JEDIS) principles within the framework of Greenpeace. Their initiatives, propelled by workshops and targeted training, are aimed at initiating transformative shifts. Additionally, Shanthuru's dedication to decolonization serves as a testament to their commitment to dismantling systemic barriers and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.


> Language: English

> Date and time: 20th March, 15.00-16.30 CET

> Access: Once you RSVP you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

Technical Requirements: working microphone and stable internet connection; good camera (optional)

This event is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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