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June 2024 – EDI Calendar

World Wide Knit in Public Day – 8th The 8th of June is World Wide Knit in Public Day. It’s been going since 2005 and, To access this post, you
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Moving from stress bragging to happy chatting

Written by B.J Woodstein, PhD “How are you doing?” you might ask a colleague as you meet by the kettle when it’s time for your mid-morning coffee. Your intention is
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Members – Moving from stress bragging to happy chatting

Written by B.J Woodstein, PhD “How are you doing?” you might ask a colleague as you meet by the kettle when it’s time for your To access this post, you
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PILAA News

In April, we were delighted to have been featured in the press. The first was in Your Business with James Caan, Spring 2024 edition, where we spoke about the importance
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Inclusive Welcome Survey

Please fill out our short survey, which aims to find out what an ‘inclusive welcome’ by front of house staff would look like in a museum, gallery or visitor attraction
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May 2024 – EDI Calendar

National Pet Month – April – May May is National Pet Month in the US and internationally, while the UK tends to honour pets in To access this post, you
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How the soft life can inspire the workplace

Written by B.J Woodstein, PhD The phrase “the soft life” sounds wonderful to many people. When you hear it, you might imagine folks lounging about on velvet sofas, eating chocolate,
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Members – How the soft life can inspire the workplace

Written by B.J Woodstein, PhD The phrase “the soft life” sounds wonderful to many people. When you hear it, you might imagine folks lounging about To access this post, you
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April 2024 – EDI Calendar

Eid al-Fitr – 10th On 10th April, Muslims will celebrate the end of Ramadan, called Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan is a month of fasting in honour To access this post, you
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Missed Connections

Written by B.J Woodstein, PhD Have you ever seen someone across the room or on a bus and wanted to speak to them? You didn’t know them, but there was
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Members – Missed Connections

Written by B.J Woodstein, PhD Have you ever seen someone across the room or on a bus and wanted to speak to them? You didn’t To access this post, you
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10 Women Who Have Inspired Inclusion

Today is International Women’s Day, falling on the 8th of March each year. The annual observation encourages people to recognise and strive for better rights for girls and women around
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Doubling Down: Why is it so hard for Leaders to say I’m sorry?

Written by Dr Ope Lori One of the major talking points in last month’s news, was the controversy, surrounding MP Lee Anderson, the Conservative whip from Ashfield who was suspended
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Members – Doubling Down: Why is it so hard for Leaders to say I’m sorry?

Written by Dr Ope Lori One of the major talking points in last month’s news, was the controversy, surrounding MP Lee Anderson, the Conservative whip To access this post, you
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March 2024 – EDI Calendar

Mother’s Day – 10th In the UK, Mother’s Day is celebrated this year on 10 March. It’s important to remember that this day, while well-intentioned, To access this post, you
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Questions on World Book Day with Dr B.J. Woodstein

Thursday 7th March On 7 March 2024, people in the UK will be celebrating World Book Day. While some view the holiday as just a chance to dress up as
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Supporting and appreciating staff with ADHD

Written by B.J. Woodstein, PhD Is ADHD a problem for the workplace? Or is it in fact an advantage, particularly if the employee with ADHD is properly supported? We’re going
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Members – Supporting and appreciating staff with ADHD

Written by B.J. Woodstein, PhD Is ADHD a problem for the workplace? Or is it in fact an advantage, particularly if the employee with ADHD To access this post, you
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February 2023 – EDI Calendar

Lunar New Year – 10th. On the 10th of February, the Lunar New Year begins. Though generally associated with China in Western consciousness, in fact To access this post, you
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A Message From Our CEO – A Happy Start to 2024

It is now the start of the first full week of the year, which sees many people returning to work after the festive holidays. Some of you however, might have
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December 2023 – EDI Calendar

Hanukkah – 7th – 15th December Hanukkah is the eight-day Jewish festival of light, this year taking place between 7 and 15 December. While it To access this post, you
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Gender and the benefits of a grateful workplace

Written by B.J. Woodstein, PhD   “Thanks so much for your efforts! We really appreciate it!” or “You did a fantastic job on that project!”Wouldn’t you love it if your
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Members – Gender and the benefits of a grateful workplace

Written by B.J. Woodstein, PhD “Thanks so much for your efforts! We really appreciate it!” or “You did a fantastic job on that project!” Wouldn’t To access this post, you
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Representation Matters

Written by B.J. Woodstein, PhD   I don’t think anyone would argue against the idea that representation matters. We know how important it can be to, for example, see people
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Members – Representation Matters

Written by B.J. Woodstein, PhD I don’t think anyone would argue against the idea that representation matters. We know how important it can be to, To access this post, you
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How to support employees and colleagues during the current conflict

You are likely to have Jewish and/or Muslim colleagues, who will have friends and relatives in Israel and Palestine, and who will be experiencing strong emotions about the current conflict
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October 2023 – EDI Calendar

Celebrating our Sisters, Saluting our Sisters, and Honouring Matriarchs of Movements Black History Month in the United Kingdom is celebrated during the month of October, To access this post, you
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Review – Mind the Gap: Designing Residencies for Everyone

Photo: Group Photo: Day 2, 7th of September 2023: Res Artis Conference London – Mind the Gap: Designing Residencies for Everyone   On the 6th – 9th September, PILAA was
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Handling Death

Written by B.J. Woodstein, PhD   We all know the famous idiom that tells us there are only two certain things in life – death and taxes – but even
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Members – Handling Death

Written by B.J. Woodstein, PhD We all know the famous idiom that tells us there are only two certain things in life – death and To access this post, you
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September 2023 – EDI Calendar

Image Download World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is hosted on the 10th of September each year and was To access this post, you
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Extra Holidays, Extra Staff Satisfaction, Extra Productivity

Photo by Linus Mimietz on Unsplash When I first moved to Sweden, I was taken aback by the way the country basically closes down for the summer. For five to
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Members – Extra Holidays, Extra Staff Satisfaction, Extra Productivity

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” To access this post, you
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August 2023 – EDI Calendar

Image Download World Senior Citizen’s Day – 21st August We celebrate World Senior Citizens Day on 21 August every year. The history of World Senior To access this post, you
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Common Goals and Differences of Opinion: The Bibby Stockholm

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” – Assata Shakur Bibby Stockholm,
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Members – Common Goals and Differences of Opinion: The Bibby Stockholm

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” To access this post, you
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“Protest: When the Dust Has Settled”

Pride month is as we have just witnessed, takes places each year in the month of June. The annual celebration kicks off international marches and events, locally, nationally and internationally.
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Members – “Protest: When the Dust Has Settled”

Pride month is as we have just witnessed, takes places each year in the month of June. The annual celebration kicks off international marches and To access this post, you
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June 2023 – EDI Calendar

PRIDE MONTH It’s likely you already know that June is Pride Month. But what does ‘pride’ even mean? Today’s Pride Month evolved from civil rights To access this post, you
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On Loneliness: “The tale of two people, a pair of earphones and a lunchtime break”

On May the 2nd 2023, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek released an advisory statement as part of President Joe Biden’s administration’s efforts to address mental health. In that statement, he
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Members – On Loneliness: “The tale of two people, a pair of earphones and a lunchtime break”

On May the 2nd 2023, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek released an advisory statement as part of President Joe Biden’s administration’s efforts to address mental To access this post, you
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“It’s only a bit of banter”

Last month saw the anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racially motivated attack in Eltham by a group of white males when he was
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Members – “It’s only a bit of banter”

Last month saw the anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racially motivated attack in Eltham by a group of To access this post, you
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May 2023 – EDI Calendar

Image Download Vesak – 05.05.23 Image credit: Photo by Cloud Walker on Unsplash Vesak, is also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, and Buddha Day. To access this post, you
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Research Associate Vacancies

PILAA Research Associate (Consultant) Vacancy – Disability, accessibility neurodiversity and mental health We are looking for PILAA personalities to become part of our growing family of PILAA Research Associates. Are
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April 2023 – EDI Calendar

Image Download Stress Awareness Month Image Download   Stress is an unavoidable part of life that can manifest in different ways, both physically and mentally. To access this post, you
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Age and Experience: Tackling the Dreaded Conundrum to Inclusivity

“A basic truism in gerontology is that age per se is meaningless: it is always mediated through social processes and cultural attitudes.” (John Macnicol, 2006) On March the 13th we
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Members – Age and Experience: Tackling the Dreaded Conundrum to Inclusivity

“A basic truism in gerontology is that age per se is meaningless: it is always mediated through social processes and cultural attitudes.” (John Macnicol, 2006) To access this post, you
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Review – Trade Union Conference: Fighting for anti-racist workplaces

Photo by Y K On Saturday the 4th of February Stand Up to Racism an anti-racist mobilisation action group, alongside the Trades Union Congress (TUC), hosted the one-day Trade Union
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Members Review – Trade Union Conference: Fighting for anti-racist workplaces

Photo by Y K On Saturday the 4th of February Stand Up to Racism an anti-racist mobilisation action group, alongside the Trades Union Congress (TUC), To access this post, you
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Welcome to Dawn Woolley

We are pleased to announce that joining PILAA’s creative leg of the business, is the acclaimed British artist, Dawn Woolley. Woolley’s artistic practice encompasses performance, photography, video, and installation, blurring
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March 2023 – EDI Calendar

Image Download International Women’s Day (IWD) – 8th Image Download Wednesday the 8th of March, sees the annual celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). Each To access this post, you
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February 2023 – EDI Calendar

Image Download LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH Image Download Making Shrove Tuesday Accessible – 21st Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is celebrated on 21st of To access this post, you
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Our new Partnership with Corps Together

We are pleased to announce PILAA’s partnership with Corps Together, our new PILAA Friend. Corps Together is an award-winning ED&I Initiative run for, and by, Colleagues & Guardians (a group
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Every Statement Needs a Platform

Images ©PILAA When Should Your Company Speak Up About a Social Issue? was an article published in 2020 in the Harvard Business Review by Paul A. Argenti, Professor of Corporate
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January 2023 – EDI Calendar

World Religion Day – 15th On World Religion Day which falls on Sunday January the 15th, we are reflect on a moving piece of artwork, To access this post, you
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Every Statement Needs a Platform: Guidance For When to Make a Statement

Image ©PILAA When Should Your Company Speak Up About a Social Issue? was an article published in 2020 in the Harvard Business Review by Paul To access this post, you
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PILAA designs new artwork for DOJ Gaminz at Lagos Comic Con 2022

Last month PILAA attended the 10th Lagos Comic Convention in Nigeria, having been commissioned by our clients DOJ Gaminz to design the artwork for their exhibition space, as the proud
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October is ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD is one of the most common mental health conditions affecting children and adults. But it is often misunderstood. ADHD Awareness Month’s goal is to correct these misunderstandings and highlight
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What’s the Diverse in Diversity?

Consciously Doing EDI We have been seeing a growing trend of organisations and institutions doing work in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) arena. In fact there have been many
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September 2022 – EDI Calendar

World Suicide Prevention Day 10th World Suicide Prevention Day is hosted on the 10th of September each year by the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) To access this post, you
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Our new client GamCare

We are pleased to announce that we are now working with our new client GamCare, the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. GamCare
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The Great Resignation: How to Combat this through the eyes of a Gen-Z’er

The Great Resignation is not just for kids. Getty Images/iStockphoto Now more than halfway through 2022, I think we safely say that on the whole we have moved past the
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Members: What Type of Leader Are You? Doing Away With Bad Bosses

“True leadersare hardly known to their followers.Next after them are the leadersthe people know and admire;after them, those they fear;after them, those they despise. To To access this post, you
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Spotlight – The Connection at St Martin’s

For this month’s spotlight, we feature The Connection at St Martin’s (CSTM), a long-standing homelessness charity in the heart of London, who work with people who are rough sleeping to
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Coming Out – “Are you ready to do this?”

“What is at issue here is not simply that different readers produce contradictory readings of the same cultural texts or that an ethnically diverse society throws up conflicting ideological viewpoints.
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June 2022 – EDI Calendar

Mr Original Dubman (2019) Akiko Takizawa Shavuot (Jewish Holiday) 4th-6th Image credit: Diana Polekhina Shavuot (meaning weeks) is a Jewish holiday which begins at sunset To access this post, you
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Spotlight – DOJ Gaminz

This month we spotlight one of our international clients, DOJ Gaminz, a start-up in Nigeria within the video gaming industry. We first spoke to them around International Women’s Day, as
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Welcome to Akiko Takizawa

We are pleased to announce that joining PILAA’s creative leg of the business, is the acclaimed London based Japanese photographer, Akiko Takizawa. Takizawa’s body of work has taken on many
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Booing at the FA Cup – Eye Don’t See Colour

“What is at issue here is not simply that different readers produce contradictory readings of the same cultural texts or that an ethnically diverse society throws up conflicting ideological viewpoints.
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A Message From Our CEO

Welcome to the launch of our new website which marks a turning point for our organisation. Pre-image Learning and Action (PILAA) was conceived as an idea back in 2015. Our
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