We’re Up and Standing! #DMAW16

We're experiencing some intense excitement here at Diversity Matters HQ! First our super cool embossed #DMAW16 cards (instead of flyers which are easily thrown away) arrived end of last week, then the stickers and badges, and now to add to the concoction of POWERtional materials we have lined up for an exciting week of events - our … Continue reading We’re Up and Standing! #DMAW16

Shades of Noir support Diversity Matters Awareness Week!

The the past seven years has seen Shades of Noir play an influential role in the actions being implemented by University of the Arts London to tackle the issue attainment at UAL; differential degree between White Home students, Black and Minority Ethnic Home students and students who pay fees at the overseas rate. Diversity Matters Awareness Week is the brain … Continue reading Shades of Noir support Diversity Matters Awareness Week!

Occupy a Space of Authority… UAL Students and Staff share their views on Diversity in their learning Environment pt2

Diversity will mean different things to different people. Which is why for Diversity Matters Awareness Week we’re concentrating on race matters with our theme “Let’s Talk About Race” 18th – 23rd April! We’ve been asking University of the Arts London (UAL) students and staff what diversity means to them, and how it’s reflected in their learning … Continue reading Occupy a Space of Authority… UAL Students and Staff share their views on Diversity in their learning Environment pt2

The Concept of Diversity… UAL Students and Staff share their views on Diversity in their learning Environment pt1

Diversity will mean different things to different people. Which is why for Diversity Matters Awareness Week we're concentrating on race matters with our theme "Let's Talk About Race" 18th - 23rd April! We've been asking students and staff what diversity means to them, and how it's reflected in their learning environment? The short film will be … Continue reading The Concept of Diversity… UAL Students and Staff share their views on Diversity in their learning Environment pt1

UAL So White Momentum: Discussing BAME Attainment, Retainment and Institutional racism in Academia // NUS BSC Officer

Since its very first inauguration tweet just over 3 weeks ago with the hashtag #UALSoWhite; the campaign calling out UAL's lack of diversity/"liberation" and blatant discrimination, has gained momentum alongside tremendous support from students and staff alike. In the second #UALSoWhite meeting held yesterday, NUS Black Students' Campaign (NUS BSC) Officer, Malia Bouatti joined student activists demanding recognition for … Continue reading UAL So White Momentum: Discussing BAME Attainment, Retainment and Institutional racism in Academia // NUS BSC Officer

Diversity Matters in UAL! Your Arts – Your Voice video trailer

"Diversity Matters Awareness Week: Let's Talk About Race" is an opportunity to tackle issues around the lack of diversity in the education and work environments, relating to specifically to race matters! https://youtu.be/sNp6DjScnzs We're making a short film asking students and staff at UAL "what does diversity mean to you, and how is it reflected in … Continue reading Diversity Matters in UAL! Your Arts – Your Voice video trailer

Diversity Matters Awareness Week e-invites// 18.04.16 – 23.04.16

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

6000 supporters and counting: The Sun should apologise for hate article against The Black Panthers & Beyonce!

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!

#BritsSoWhite campaign victory!

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!