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Diversity and Inclusion Conversation with Project Polska

23 Jul 2021

On the 24th of June 2021, we had the pleasure of Barbara Czyznikowska, Chair of Project Polska, to host a valuable and relevant conversation for our staff team as part of our Diversity and Inclusion conversation series webinars with local community groups.

These conversations aim to empower, connect, and create awareness of different cultural norms as well as the history, the challenges, and the needs of our diverse communities in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. By learning with and from these communities, we can reflect on our future practices and support them best to build their capacity and work in an anti-oppressive way. We also need to eliminate discrimination and removing the barriers that prevent people from accessing vital services.

We are very grateful to Barbara Czyznikowska for delivering a very informative and engaging session to our staff members about the Polish community in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

Few facts worth Knowing about the Polish community

  • Religion plays an important part in people's life.
  • Poland is considered the most devoutly Catholic country in Europe, with 95% of the population declaring themselves believers and 75% actively participating.
  • National Pride
  • Polish people are very involved in the country's life and have a strong
  • sense of patriotism as a result of a very eventful history.
  • Strong national and cultural identity.
  • Family-focused society.

Our staff feedback on their thoughts and learning:

I thought it was a really good session, I liked the way we were given statistics and a good analysis of what the current issues are

Kieran, CEO of Leicestershire cares

Really interesting and informative session today”

Sarah HR

“Thanks for organising the session, it was so interesting.”

Fiona, Education team

Great session, I learnt a lot

Helen, Education team

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