Digressions of a Fijan: Diversity and why it Matters

Isabella Naiduki, Fijian in the UK shares her thoughts on diversity and why it matters as this month's guest blogger. I grew up with a lot of privilege, I had a two parent family, I attended a semi-private school, never knew what it was like to go without a meal or any other basic life … Continue reading Digressions of a Fijan: Diversity and why it Matters

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Do we really Accept Others as They Are?

Written by Sandra Larson. Unconditional acceptance and love are seemed to be the simplest things we could give to others. But do we really accept people as they are? Society is divided into two types of people: those who accept you and those who don’t. Let’s see the main diversity problems of the modern world … Continue reading Do we really Accept Others as They Are?

Diversity Matters x DoGoodFilms at London College of Communication

In preparation for Diversity Matters Awareness Week (#DMAW18) at London College of Communication, we partnered with DoGoodFilms to produce this short film mapping opinions of students and staff on representation, inclusion and the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) attainment gap... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51igCcyD5HI This film serves as a conversation starter on race and representation at LCC, … Continue reading Diversity Matters x DoGoodFilms at London College of Communication

BOOK NOW for DMAW18 at LCC 23rd – 27th April 2018!

We're excited to host the first DMAW18 for London College of Communication 23rd - 27th April 2018 - join us! Partners of DMAW18 at London College of Communication include HueTribe, Arts SU, Diversity Studio, Let’s do Lunch Network, DoGoodFilms and our press partner, national Newspaper The Voice. BOOK NOW FOR DMAW18 AT LCC 23RD – … Continue reading BOOK NOW for DMAW18 at LCC 23rd – 27th April 2018!

Diversity Matters Beyond Borders: Back to School for ACO

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

African Lives Matter: End Slavery NOW!

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!

Unmasking Colonial agendas: Beyond the façade

Diversity Matters hosted a creative participatory workshop at Central Saint Martins in support of a MA student's research project using Anansi (the folkloric spider) to address colonial agendas. The workshop which used masking making as an aid to discuss un-masking colonial agendas was in aid of Vaidehi's research on legal agendas, their influence on the distribution of stories … Continue reading Unmasking Colonial agendas: Beyond the façade

Elton John’s piano inspires #ThumbsUpFor Uganda piano tour

In February 2016 Elton John wowed commuters passing through St Pancras, with a surprise performance at the station, and even donated the Yamaha B3 Piano to the station signed; "Enjoy this piano. It's a gift. Love, Elton John x". Often rough-sleepers or on low income, King's Cross' street pianists are able to find camaraderie amongst … Continue reading Elton John’s piano inspires #ThumbsUpFor Uganda piano tour

#DMSpotlight: Misogynoir and the well-being of black women

Misogynoir is misogyny directed towards black women where race and gender both play roles in bias. It was coined by queer black feminist Moya Bailey, who created the term to address misogyny directed toward black women in American visual and popular culture. This week's #DMSpotlight captures a dynamic discussion addressing misogynoir and how it affects the well-being of black women.   https://www.facebook.com/diversitymattersuk/videos/319133951767299/ "I think misogynoir is really … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Misogynoir and the well-being of black women