Today it is Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day. The day was established in 1999 and takes place every year on the 23rd of September. The day is used to make bisexual people more visible and to celebrate the bisexual community. In this article, I discuss the history of this day and why it is important.
From the 13th to the 16th of September, the Greenwave Festival will take place in Thessaloniki. The main goal of the festival is to encourage a more ecological way of living. Two of our volunteers talked to one of the organizers for some more information about the festival and the movement behind it.
Today it is World Suicide Prevention Day. Many of the articles on this blog are light and about fun things, but at times, it is also important to discuss serious topics. Therefore, I want to tell you about this day and about what you can do to help people who are struggling with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. The main aim of the day is to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
We live in a highly digital age. For many people, large parts of their lives take place on the internet. Still, a lot of our lives also take place in physical space. The internet gives new opportunities to explore this physical space. Queering the Map is an online initiative that does just that: it maps the experiences and stories of LGBTQ+ people.
The Balkan Square (Valkaniki Plateia) festival takes place in Thessaloniki every year. Our volunteers talked to one of the organizers to gain some knowledge about the festival and the philosophy behind it.
Today it is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) first declared this day in 1998. The purpose of the day is, as the name says, to commemorate the tragedies of the slave trade. It also intends to break the silence around slavery and the slave trade.
Today, the 9th of August, is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This day is about centering the indigenous peoples of the world. The United Nations has identified indigenous peoples as one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. In Europe, the Sami people are the only recognized indigenous population. In this article, I will tell you a bit more about this day and the Sami people.