|Date:||October 23, 2019|
|To:||University of Toronto Faculty, Staff, & Librarians|
|From:||Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of HR & Equity
Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Division of HR & Equity
|Cc:||Division of HR & Equity; Divisional HR Offices; Equity Officers|
As the U of T community prepares to celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas next week, we are attaching an informational guide regarding these festivities. Please feel free to circulate this information broadly so that you and members of your division can familiarize yourselves with the meaning and traditions that are celebrated by many.
Becoming familiar with the religious observances of our community is an important part of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion, and ensuring staff feel supported. With this in mind, we will be sharing similar information on other religious holidays as we move through the calendar year.
There are many people within our community who will be celebrating and we would like to wish everyone a happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.