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May 2018

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

May 7 - May 27
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of May, repeating indefinitely

7th - 27th May 2018: exploring the theme of Beginnings https://www.mhfestival.com/   Annual festival across Scotland from 10th - 31st October 2017 The festival, and year round programme, aims to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

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Dementia Action Week

May 21 - May 27
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Alzheimer's Society: This year, Dementia Awareness Week is changing to Dementia Action Week (21 to 27 May). Raising awareness and offering support will always be important, but it’s time we all act to make change happen for people affected by dementia.     PREVIOUS YEARS 2017 This year (2017) Dementia Awareness Week Scotland runs from the 29th may - 4th June Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia: Dementia Awareness Week 2017

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June 2018

Gypsy, Roma & Travellers History Month

June 1 - June 30
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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month celebrates Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture and history by tackling the negative stereotyping and prejudices that dominate the media. GRT History Month aims to challenge narratives that erase the impact that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people have had on British history.

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Refugee Festival Scotland

June 15 - June 24
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Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual Scotland-wide programme of arts, cultural, educational, heritage and sport events that brings refugee and local communities across Scotland together.   2018: Friday 15th - Saturday 24th June   2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland. This year, Refugee Festival Scotland will celebrate the talents and potential of young people from the refugee community. The festival will provide a platform for them to claim their own identity and share…

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July 2018

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 30 of July, repeating indefinitely

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A day dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. While it is not known how many of these victims were trafficked, the estimate implies that currently, there are millions of trafficking in persons victims in the world.

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August 2018

Roma Genocide Remembrance Day

August 2
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 2 of August, repeating until 2nd August 2018

A day in remembrance of the 2,897 Roma people killed in Auschwitz on 2 August 1944.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9
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Every year the 9 August is commemorated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day is celebrated with special events around the world.

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Pride Glasgow

August 18
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day third of August, repeating indefinitely

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Pride Glasgow 2017   

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September 2018

International Literacy Day

September 8
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 8 of September, repeating indefinitely

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Literacy is a basic human right as well as a fundamental building block for learning and personal empowerment, and can act as a catalyst for social and global progress. International Literacy Day celebrates the joy of reading whilst raising awareness of those without access to education.  

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October 2018

Black History Month Scotland

October 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of October, repeating indefinitely

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"The history of African, Caribbean and Asian people and their contributions to Scottish history is often forgotten or relegated to a ‘bit part’ but we want to provide an opportunity to promote an inclusive history of Scotland." CRER Black History Month October 2017 - Programme of events #BHM17        

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