Diversity Matters is co-facilitating with MA student Vaidehi Bhargava an interactive participatory mask-making workshop themed around 'unmasking colonial agendas' using the African/Caribbean folkloric character Anansi! Vaihedi will give context to the workshop and her own research on legal agendas, their influence on the distribution of stories throughout the world, and how the historical context of Anansi … Continue reading ‘Unmasking Colonial Agendas with Anansi’ participatory workshop 22nd Nov 2017
We invited our social media co-ordinator Kanndiss Riley to share her experience of our first Diversity Matters Collective, which took place on the 9th Nov at ThoughtWorks Soho! If you missed Kanndiss' Instagram live and stories take-over, here's your opportunity to catch some highlights in this short video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqPSp3YTgTk -- The Diversity Matters Collective workshop … Continue reading Diversity Matters Collective: How it went on Social Media!
We're seeking social media enthusiasts who are able to volunteer a number of hours a week towards our cause. We don't expect you to know every from your SEO's to SMM's, however having the passion about promoting cultural and racial diversity, plus basic social media knowledge is a start!
In East African communities, people with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination. Albinism is still profoundly misunderstood, socially and medically. The physical appearance of persons with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster their marginalisation and social exclusion. This leads to various forms of stigma … Continue reading Diversity Matters Beyond Borders: Albinism Crisis Outreach Uganda
Nearly two-thirds of people in the UK have experienced a mental health problem, a recent report commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation shows. This rises to 7 in every 10 women, young adults aged 18-34 and people living alone. This Mental Health Awareness Week (8-12th May) we linked up with coach, inspirational speaker and director of … Continue reading Are you Surviving or Thriving? Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW
If you missed us on the 'I am Gap’ panel conversation on inclusivity and diversity within the creative industries streamed live from #IamGAPstore Covent Garden on the 22nd February - you can still join the conversation! Earlier last month, GAP kicked off the Spring season by transformed their Covent Garden store to celebrate forty seven years on … Continue reading #IAmGAPStore: discussing the diversity ‘GAP’ in the creative industries
My trip to Uganda and Kenya in December to support #ThumbsUpForUganda inspired the launch of Diversity Matters Beyond Borders! It was an opportunity to take the message of celebrating our differences, yet respecting each other as one, beyond the UK! Join us for an evening of celebration as we launch Diversity Matters Beyond Borders outreach … Continue reading Diversity Matters Beyond Borders Showcase and Fundraiser // 14th March
The Guardian and 4th Estate present the BAME Short Story Prize competition is an opportunity for marginalised groups to share their stories and have their voices heard. If you self-identify please apply and share!
The first Diversity Matters 'The D-Word' session took place at ThoughtWorks earlier this week offering an opportunity to address race-related issues in the workplace, in a safe space for open and honest critical discussion. Participants from diverse backgrounds included industry professionals as well as students and recent graduates. Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder started … Continue reading #TheDWord addressing diversity in the Work place, ThoughtWorks Soho
"A good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else." Mahtab Narsimhan... Education is one of the most vital gifts anyone can receive. Catwalk To Freedom recently sponsored 5 South Sudanese girls from Kakuma Refugee camp in Northern Kenya into full-time education/vocational training in Kitale. We documented their journey as part of Diversity … Continue reading Catwalk To Freedom empowers South Sudanese girls