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Diversity Month 2023

May is Diversity Month at Sorbonne University! Discover the programme of the 2023 edition. 

In homage to Beate Collet

Diversity Month 2023 is dedicated to the memory of Beate Collet, who passed away on April 4. Beate Collet showed immense devotion as a sociology professor, the vice director of the GEMASS joint research unit, and the head of the mission “fight against discriminations.” Our thoughts are with her family. 

Read the tribute (page in French).

Ensuring equality, diversity and respect is one of the priorities of Sorbonne University

On July 6, 2021, the Board of directors of Sorbonne University approved a charter outlining the modalities of the fight against all forms of discrimination
 

The academic year includes three moments of rich scientific and cultural activity which represent our commitment to these essential values:

  • Gender Month in November;
  • Equality Month in March;
  • Diversity Month in May. 

Following on from the first Gender Month organised in November 2022, and Gender Equality Month in March 2023, the Equality Committee of Sorbonne University is proud to invite you to take part in the rich programme of the 2023 Diversity Month.

Identities & IA : round-table on “Contes et Légendes” by Joël Pommerat

Round-table discussion about this show tackling the matters of gender and adolescence in a future world populated with social robots. 
May 9 at 8 p.m. – Amphithéâtre Richelieu, Sorbonne
Find out more about the event (page in French)

Contes et légendes

"Est-ce encore convenable ?” Forum-theatre performance about racial discriminations

May 10 at 12:00 – Malesherbes campus, in the foyer
May 31 at 12:30 - Pierre et Marie Curie campus, space under the Barre 53-54, in front of the Atrium and next to the common room
Find out more about the event (page in French)

Théâtre-forum sur les discriminations raciales

Discussion : “Les mots de la discrimination”

What should be done with discriminatory words? Should they be banned? Is it necessary to study them in order to better fight against the discriminations they convey? 

May 11 at 5:30 p.m. – Clignancourt campus
Find out more about the event (page in French)

Les mots de la discrimination

“Billybeille”, musical theatre performance and debate around the theme of disability

Discover the world of Billy, a young boy with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), a hidden disability. Followed by a discussion on the inclusion of persons with disabilities at Sorbonne University.
May 17, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Amphithéâtre Charpak, Pierre et Marie Curie campus
Find out more about the event (page in French)

Théâtre musical-débat sur le handicap

Screening of the documentary “SafePlace”

Screening of the documentary by Olivia Fégar, followed by a debate around the matter of LGBT+ phobias in the professional world.

May 17 at 6 p.m. – Salle des Actes, Sorbonne
Find out more about the event (page in French)

Safeplace - Documentaire sur la queerphobie au travail

You are interested in submitting your own projects?

Each member of Sorbonne Université's community is welcome to submit their event proposals relating to gender studies, inclusion and diversity. 

If you are organising or wish to organise events relating to the topics approached during the different months, you can reach out to the equality, diversity and inclusion support service. Your event might be featured in the program of the next thematic month. The dedicated service can also provide logistic support in certain cases.