"Ladies and gentlemen, this might sound awkward to you, but I can give you my word that the two last Empires of this world - Ethiopia and Persia."- Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate On the evening of Wednesday 10th March at Waterstones Piccadilly, Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate took us on an insightful, educational and enlightening journey of Ethiopia in context to his … Continue reading The World’s Last African Empire; in conversation with Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate at Waterstones Piccadilly
You ART - Your VOICE is our OPEN CALL for students, alumni and staff of University of the Arts London to submit art works (including short film and written pieces) to be exhibited during Dives Matters Awareness Week.
we're honoured to welcome Fred Kuwornu to London College of Communication on the 18th April 2016 to screen extracts of his latest film "BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 Years of Blackness In The Italian Cinema"
The concept of diversity continues to escalate in the education and works fields, yet there's still little evidence that race-matters are being tackled in the discourse. **"Let's Talk About Race" will address some of the issues and concerns of BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) students and staff. Please join us for Diversity Matters Awareness Week 2016 which focuses on race matters … Continue reading Diversity Matters Awareness Week e-invites// 18.04.16 – 23.04.16
When The Sun newspaper thought they could get away with abusing moral ethics and take advantage of their wide-spread demographic reach to smear an organisation that was formed to protect Black lives, and threaten a singer for celebrating her culture and heritage through her music - a petition was made for change! Currently backed by … Continue reading 6000 supporters and counting: The Sun should apologise for hate article against The Black Panthers & Beyonce!
After the disgrace of this year's Oscars pungent lack of diversity #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy announced it would be taking steps to diversify the voting body. It's this positive momentum from BAME communities taking a stance - whether it's celebrities boycotting "whitewashed" Award ceremonies, or members of the public refusing to watch it - that brings about change. … Continue reading #BritsSoWhite campaign victory!
When music created in a culture on one side of the world turns up in another culture on another side of the globe, striped of it's meaning, language and history; culturally appropriated for a western audience - who gains and who loses?
As a year anniversary of #OccupyUAL approaches; the student-lead campaign against cuts at UAL (University of the Arts London) which gained phenomenal media attention, #OccupyUAL is once again fighting back, this time taking the lack of diversity in UAL as a headliner with "UAL SO WHITE" campaign. Inspired by the demands of the previous year, Occupy UAL … Continue reading #OccupyUAL: UAL SO White demands are OUT!
We've teamed up with UAL (Peer mentoring and Women's group) and Ravington Place to attend this exhibition by Maud Sulter at Autograph ABP, Rivington Place Shoreditch, on Friday 18th March at 2pm. Sulter was an influential visual artist, poet, playwright and curator of Scottish-Ghanaian descent. Throughout her career and across different media, Sulter has questioned the lack … Continue reading INVITATION: Maud Sulter at Autograph, Rivington Place, Friday 18th March 2016 2pm
We're super excited to be organising our first ever "Diversity Awareness Week" in collaboration with UAL (Teaching and Learning Exchange), GEMS, Shades of Noire and SUARTS. This UAL student-staff collaboration project is to highlight and promote diversity (race, equality and inclusion) at University of the Arts London. Diversity Matters Awareness Week theme is "Let's Talk About Race" which … Continue reading UAL Diversity Awareness Week 2016