Haaga-Helia is taking part in the I Am Antiracist campaign
Haaga-Helia is taking part in the I Am Antiracist campaign organized by the Ministry of Justice and the Ombudsman for Equality. The goal of the campaign is to prevent sidelining and to influence discriminatory attitudes.
Haaga-Helia has zero-tolerance for racism.
In practice, this means that we do not accept racism, discrimination, or any other harassment in our University of Applied Sciences.
In our activities, we strive to promote equality, which is why it was clear to us that we are involved in the I Am Antiracist campaign implemented by the Ministry of Justice and the Ombudsman for Equality.
The first part of the campaign will take place on September 13-26, 2021. The second part will take place from 24 January to 6 February 2022 and will deal specifically with racism in the school world.
During the campaign, Haaga-Helia will provide training for staff on equality and antiracism. We will also strongly promote equality on our social media channels.
But that's not all.
Our updated equality and non-discrimination plan will also be published on 30 September, with a joint equality afternoon for students and staff.
At the event, Miko Lempinen, Chief Inspector of the Office of the Equality Ombudsman, will tell us about the importance of equality planning.
There is no room for discrimination in Finland, which is why we hope that you will also challenge your partners and stakeholders in the campaign. Creating a secure atmosphere and promoting equality is a matter for all of us.
The goals of the campaign are simple, but achieving them requires work. That is why it is important that our staff and students get involved in promoting equality not only in Haaga-Helia but also in Finland.
- raise and expand awareness of racism and anti-racism
- encourage bystanders to address the situations they perceive
- stimulate social and public debate on anti-racist activities
- mobilize people and organizations to take active steps to promote equality
- point out that non-racism and non-discrimination are not the sole responsibility of ethnic or religious minorities.