The Global Diversity Company has launched a petition for a bank holiday in the UK celebrating equality and diversity.

The National Equality and Diversity Day Public Holiday is seen as a fitting way to celebrate the differences in cultures within our communities.This campaign will highlight the fact that it is time we had a national day to acknowledge the contribution from all marginalised groups to British life.

Linda Riley, Managing Director of the Global Diversity Company, has started the petition to challenge Angela Eagle, the Labour Shadow First Secretary of State, for a National Diversity Day.

Riley states: “ This is a day that would celebrate equality and diversity throughout the UK. We live in such a diverse society that a holiday celebrating every race, age, gender, sexual orientation and religion would really bring the country together as one.”

A public holiday which honours equality and diversity is important if we want a tolerant, respectful society which embraces all the strands of diversity.

It is essential that this initiative is understood, to help bring diversity to the forefront of our communities through our homes, schools and work. Riley added: “Let the children ask ‘what is diversity?’ from a young age. Let the adults ask each other what it truly means to celebrate diversity.”

Outnews Global fully supports this campaign and recognises the significance of such a day.

Please sign the petition to show your support.

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