Diversity Matters Collective: How it went on Social Media!

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!

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#IAmGAPStore: discussing the diversity ‘GAP’ in the creative industries

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

#TheDWord addressing diversity in the Work place, ThoughtWorks Soho

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

Catwalk To Freedom empowers South Sudanese girls

"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

Connect – Collaborate – Share: Highlights from ECU Conference 2016

The ECU (Equality Challenge Unit) national conference 2016 took place at the Nottingham Conference Centre on the 29th and 30th November. The art-decor style building exterior lead into a vibrant modern interior which doubles as part of Nottingham Trent University, making it an ideal setting for discussing issues relating to Higher Education. Professor Janet Beer, Chair, … Continue reading Connect – Collaborate – Share: Highlights from ECU Conference 2016

“Let’s Talk About Race” dissertation submission!

"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated." James Baldwin, A Talk to Teachers 1963 Yesterday signified a heroic day. I submitted by dissertation, which marks end of my studenthood at University of the Arts London … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Race” dissertation submission!

IDPAD Ghana: raising awareness of International Decade For People Of African Descent

October has indeed been an eventfull one, as can be expected with it being Black History Month in the UK. However events of the month also took me to Ghana where I had the honour of attending and supporting BTWSC/African Histories Revisited seminar held on the 14th October 2016, at the Ghana Institute Of Journalism … Continue reading IDPAD Ghana: raising awareness of International Decade For People Of African Descent

Working Through the Gaps – A Discussion on Attainment at UAL

Did you know that Black students & International students at UAL (University of the Arts London) are 20% less likely to graduate with 1st or 2.1? That only 47% of International students graduate with a 1st or 2.1? Join Arts SU: UAL's Students' Union for a discussion on Working Through the Gaps - A discussion … Continue reading Working Through the Gaps – A Discussion on Attainment at UAL

#DMSpotlight: African Migration Exhibition curated by UAL Fine Art Student

Black History Month is an opportunity to highlight the history and contributions of African and African diaspora communities and individuals both past and present. Educational spaces have a history of producing grassroots campaigns in the discourse of representation. We caught up with Gabriel Choto, BA Fine Art student student using the facilities of his art school to … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: African Migration Exhibition curated by UAL Fine Art Student