We're fast approaching that time of year already! The beginning of the year symbolically marks the start of fresh opportunities, a new season... and back to school! We're therefore very excited to extended our support for Albinism Crisis Outreach (ACO) with "Diversity Matters Beyond Borders: Back to School" campaign! Thanks to your ongoing support, in … Continue reading Diversity Matters Beyond Borders: Back to School for ACO
"Tis the season to be jolly..." During the festive season, here's a gentle reminder that 'Diversity is for life, not just a season!' We've experienced that of all the various form of diversity, race is often the one left unaddressed - 'brushed under the carpet'. It's become a bit of a taboo word in many … Continue reading Diversity is for Life, not just a Season!
It comes as a shock to many of us that in 2017 slavery can be prevalent. According to Amnesty International, more than 20,000 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers unlawfully held in detention centres are facing brutal treatments of beatings, torture and rape. For the thousands trying to escape to Europe by sea, they face being intercepted … Continue reading African Lives Matter: End Slavery NOW!
Almost year and a half after the announcement of whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union (leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%, source BBC), this week's #DMSpotlight quote serves as a reminder of unity through our shared 'lived experiences' and intersecting histories... "Brexit doesn't mean we should lose our 'Black in … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Brexit doesn’t mean we should lose our “Black in Europe” solidarity!
"I am Italy also" / "Citizens without citizenship" These are some of the hashtags trending the campaign for recognition of Italians of migrant parents still being denied their birthright - citizenship! Earlier this year I joined Generation Rises activism group lead by young Italians of migrant parents, outside the Italian Embassy in London to expressed … Continue reading Generation Rises: “L’ITALIA SONO ANCH’IO” #Cittadinisenzacittadinanza
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
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!
"2016 started with hope... Hope of peace with the signing of the peace agreement. Hope of coorporation between the leaders, but our expectations were quickly crushed..." Our 2017 was ushered-in in Kenya were we met members of Anataban; a collective of young South Sudanese creatives supporting the 'taban' - 'tired' people of South Sudan, during the … Continue reading #AnaTaban South Sudan Campaign for a Peaceful 2017
In April 2016, Fabio Tedde publicly shared his vision of taking a custom designed piano to Uganda to support an orphanage of 300+ children by touring and raising awareness of their plight. That dream was shared with me on my first day meeting Fabio aka Pianist Without Borders. As the name rightfully suggests, Fabio has … Continue reading #ThumbsUpForUganda awareness piano tour continues for Christmas!
"Thing is, when you get out more, you see there's a disconnect between the real world & TV world. People in the TV world often aren't the same as people in the real world... Change is coming, but it's taking its sweet time." Idris Elba Who remembers where they were, or what they were doing when Idris Elba's speech … Continue reading #DiversityInMediaMatters: United Artists For Italy stand for representation in the media!