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World Inclusion Day – October 10, 2022

World Inclusion Day is held on October 10. It is a day dedicated to ensuring that individuals of various abilities, backgrounds, ages, races, religions, genders, and other characteristics are accepted, welcomed, and treated fairly. World Inclusion Day will honor the togetherness of diverse individuals, all of whom feel appreciated and included. The sense of belonging will be celebrated on World Inclusion Day. People feel appreciated, valued, and honored for who they are when they are included. Inclusion allows us to build a society that is more compassionate, welcoming, respectful, and united. Small acts of kindness and inclusion may significantly influence the world and the people we interact with.

History of World Inclusion Day

Although its origins are difficult to trace, World Inclusion Day is celebrated yearly. One of the organizations that have participated in the celebration is ‘The Garden Foundation.’ The Garden Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves people with impairments in Las Vegas. Their mission is to help and improve the lives of people with disabilities by offering a safe haven for education, inspiration, independence, and inclusion! The Garden Foundation does not have a one-size-fits-all approach. They believe in and practice person-centered planning, and as a result, they give a tailored experience to each client and their family’s specific needs. Every individual they serve has their own unique set of interests, talents, needs, and aspirations, and they should be able to choose what they do.

As the globe grows increasingly linked and globalized, it’s crucial to remember that a “global monoculture,” or cultural uniformity, suffocates native cultures and individual characteristics. Avoiding a global monoculture requires embracing cultural variety in all facets of life. Cultural diversity refers to different civilizations recognizing one another’s uniqueness. Exclusion and prejudice continue to divide individuals with and without intellectual and developmental impairments all across the world. People are changing that today via grassroots action for inclusiveness.

We have observed the negative consequences of isolation and exclusion throughout the epidemic. People are becoming increasingly conscious of the importance of social connection to overall well-being. Despite its enigmatic roots, World Inclusion Day provides an excellent chance to learn about other cultures and appreciate the diversity that makes the globe such a lovely place.

World Inclusion Day timeline

1972
The Equal Employment Opportunity Act

This statute empowers the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to file a lawsuit in federal court if it has reasonable grounds to think that there has been employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.

2004
The Licensing of Same-Sex Marriage

Licenses for same-sex marriage were introduced without the federal advantages

2006
National Bullying Prevention Established

The PACER Center, which advocates for disabled children, teens, and young adults, established National Bullying Prevention Month.

2014
#LoveConquersHate Campaign

This campaign effectively encouraged individuals from all over the world to show their support for LGBTQ Russians by wearing HRC's Russian-language Love Conquers Hate shirt before and during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

World Inclusion Day FAQs

When was World Inclusion Day started?

It was started in 2020 by The Garden Foundation.

What is the purpose of inclusion month?

North American Inclusion Month is intended to promote a more positive attitude toward individuals with disabilities throughout the year. Simple individual activities during NAIM can help make society more accessible for people with impairments.

What is the definition of inclusive culture?

An inclusive culture respects and appreciates our diversity, including our diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. According to several studies, inclusive organizations have more highly engaged, motivated, and productive employees.

How to Observe World Inclusion Day

  1. Volunteer for a nonprofit

    You will create a precedent for your company by volunteering for an organization such as the ‘Disability Charity Scope.’ Such efforts, such as leading the march for equality, will represent the progressive nature of your company and you as its leader.

  2. Learn about another culture

    If you can't get a taste of the "real thing” through travel or another person, listen to international music or watch international films. Do your part to be armed in being inclusive.

  3. Make friends with others

    Make a friend on the other side of the world — through social media and other internet channels. We can learn practically whatever we want to know about people's lives.

5 Facts About Inclusion

  1. It requires joint effort from all parties

    Inclusion involves work from all parties involved, and even then, success is not assured.

  2. Inclusion in the workplace

    A strategic workforce education program, according to 92% of business executives, should assist a firm to accomplish its diversity and inclusion goals.

  3. Executive rates are important

    Diversity and inclusion are crucial to 69% of CEOs.

  4. Gender diversity in the workplace

    Gender-diverse businesses are 15% more likely to see greater financial returns.

  5. Full of surprise

    Unexpected events may cause more issues than they solve at times, but we can learn from our failures and improve on our next attempt.

Why World Inclusion Day is Important

  1. We embrace differences and diversity

    Accepting and supporting, differences and diversity in a way that demonstrates everyone is respected, acknowledged and accepted for who they are. This entails engaging people with different points of view so that others feel unconditionally accepted for who they are.

  2. It drives creativity and ambition

    Every culture, every ethnicity, and every individual has a unique perspective on the world. Similarly, each culture, nationality, and person has its own set of facts, views, and points of view.

  3. It gives you personal growth

    Diversity is a fantastic way for us to discover our inner desires. It allows us to step beyond our comfort zones, expand our learning, and generate a feeling of personal development.

World Inclusion Day dates

YearDateDay
2022October 10Monday
2023October 10Tuesday
2024October 10Thursday
2025October 10Friday
2026October 10Saturday

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