Celebrating equality and diversity in Midlothian

Tuesday February 19th 2019

Celebrating equality and diversity in Midlothian

Celebrate the contribution that different groups make to their communities by getting involved with Equal Midlothian Week, 4-9th March 2019.

The purpose of Equal Midlothian Week is to raise awareness of equality issues and to promote a more equal Midlothian.

A range of organisations working on equalities issues will be holding events during the week to highlight the work they do to create a fairer, more inclusive Midlothian. This includes sessions about cultural awareness, disability, mental health, kinship care, domestic abuse and LGBT issues.

The week culminates with the Midlothian Mela event in the The Gorebridge Beacon (Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, EH23 4TT) on Saturday 9th March. This annual event features music, dance, artistic performances, workshops and food. There will also be activities for adults, young people and children. Come along to this family friendly event and celebrate the work people do on equalities in Midlothian.

Midlothian’s Equalities Champion Kelly Parry said:

“Find out more about equalities work in Midlothian by popping in to some of the free events being held during the week. Not only will you get to find out more about Midlothian’s diverse population but you will also have an opportunity to meet new people. The highlight of the week is the Mela which has become a popular annual fixture. This event for all ages and interests provides a great opportunity to socialise.”

You can see the full programme at www.midlothian.gov.uk/equal-midlothian

Equal Midlothian Week in Midlothian is supported by the Midlothian People’s Equality Group and Health in Mind.

For more information on Equal Midlothian Week, please contact Erin Cuthbertson on: 0131 271 3358, Erin.Cuthbertson@midlothian.gov.uk

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