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One World Week 2019

One World Week, which kicks off on Monday 18 March, offers us an opportunity to interact and make connections with people through a diverse programme of events.

The week wouldn’t be possible without the imagination, time and dedication of Sussex students and staff, who have worked hard to create and organise events which share aspects of their own cultures with others, promote cultural understanding and explore global issues.

All events are open to everyone and most are completely free of charge. Read on for a selection of highlights.


On Monday 18 March at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts a range of exciting speakers will be asking an important question: how do we empower minority groups in our communities and industries?

TEDxSussex speakers include social activist Alinery Lianhlawng, fashion stylist Ibrahim Kamara and theatre and festival producer Tobi Kyeremateng.

‘How to…’ workshops

Learn some new skills by joining a film-making masterclass with documentary film-maker Yehuda Sharim, or learn how to write your own Chinese Fai Chun or Japanese calligraphy. You can even discover how to make pretzels with the German Society.

Food from around the world

One World Week wouldn’t be complete without some delicious global cuisine. Student societies are collaborating on an International Food Festival on Thursday evening in Falmer House Common Room, where you can find plenty of free tasters.

The Meeting House is providing free Snacks of the World, while the School of Psychology is getting involved for the first time with a selection of free Desserts of the World.

Holi festival

The South Asian festival of Holi promises to be the biggest and most colourful yet. If you’re not sure what to expect, prepare yourself for what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your Sussex experience. Just don’t wear your best clothes!

And much more…

If you’re keen to explore new perspectives, the Coexist Society are running their first ever Faith Crawl around local places of worship. Decolonise Sussex are hosting the interactive Privilege Workshop, which invites attendees to explore ideas around privilege and understand how to be a better ally.

For those wanting a quiet, confidential environment to reflect on their own experiences, the Student Life Centre is hosting Race and Culture Support Sessions throughout the week. If you’d like to connect with others and chat about experiences of being an international student, or being a member of a BAME community, a special One World Week edition of Tea and Talk is also taking place.

View the full programme and share your experiences using #OneWorldSussex.

Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 15 March 2019


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