Estonia: Diversity Day was a success

On May 19, 2017, the third annual Diversity Day in Estonia was celebrated in many organisations all over the country and around 100 different events took place. While different organisations celebrated Diversity Day by organising events and raising awareness of their employees, clients or members, activities were also planned for the general public.

As the main organisers of Diversity Day, the Estonian Human Rights Center and the Estonian Diversity Charter invited everyone to thematic photo booths in Tallinn and Tartu, which were open throughout the day and offered an opportunity to take a cheerful photo of oneself alone, with colleagues, friends, family or even pets. All the photos shared with #mitmekesisus (diversity) publicly on Facebook or Instagram this day participated in a prize draw. The prizes were put out by members of the Diversity Charter. In addition, a public screening of the Oscar-winning drama “Moonlight” (2016) was held at Artis cinema in Tallinn.

Diversity Day was concluded by a seminar on the topic of values. The event took place at the Tallinn Botanical Garden where professor Anu Realo (Tartu University/Warwick University) gave an overview of Estonians’ values and their change over the past 25 years. Different data show that the change in Estonians' values has been in the direction of post-materialist values. Following the lecture, the Estonian Diversity Charter welcomed 7 new signatories. The new members include, Estonian Labour Inspectorates, Prisma Peremarket, Kuldliiga, beauty salon Beautiq, Mäluabi, Havi Logistics, and sports club Meduus.

 

Estonian Diversity Charter

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