Generation Rises: “L’ITALIA SONO ANCH’IO” #Cittadinisenzacittadinanza

"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

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#DMSpotlight: Life After Art School with Darren Appiagyei and Philip Alo

The prospects of life after university for recent graduates should be filled with one of opportunity and freedom. Freedom from the confined walls of the lecture room, and opportunity that what has been learnt can secure job prospects to enhance their livelihood. However, a study released earlier this year by the Institute for Social and Economic Research … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Life After Art School with Darren Appiagyei and Philip Alo

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

Dark Times, Bright Voices: Diversity Matters featured in the Huffington Post

Check out Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder, featured in a recent Huffington Post article written by William Barylo; sociologist, filmmaker, writer, photographer, and spiritual adventurer. The post titled 'Dark Times, Bright Voices: Hope From The Diaspora' highlights 5 change-makers during the uncertainty of our current political climate contributed by Brexit and the US elections. "Being recognised considering the short time … Continue reading Dark Times, Bright Voices: Diversity Matters featured in the Huffington Post

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

#DMSpotlight: Diffrnt Presents Rap Portraits on the 21st Oct 2016

We caught up with UAL alumnus, journalist James Childs, founder of Diffrnt - an online magazine, who'll be curating an exciting exhibition exploring Hip-Hop culture both past and present! Diffrnt is an online magazine which aims to create a platform for aspiring & established talent in music, art and fashion. Diffrnt Presents Rap Portraits is their … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Diffrnt Presents Rap Portraits on the 21st Oct 2016

#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

Diversity Matters Spotlight: Black, Queer and Gifted – Travis Alabanza

In June we invited Travis to perform at the private view of our Diversity Matters Exhibit which showcased over 10 artists works themed on diversity and race matters. And to continue the relationship established, they'll be facilitating our Stonewall art participatory workshop exploring the theme #ByYourSide this coming Black History Month.CLICK HERE the blog post. Travis … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Black, Queer and Gifted – Travis Alabanza

Black Italian activist shares what it’s like being Black in Italy

When we invited New York based Italian film-maker Fred Kuwornu to launch Diversity Matters Awareness Week by previewing an exclusive screening of his film BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 year of Blackness in the Italian cinema, it was an opportunity to include the voice of our Black continental European counterparts in the discourse around race matters. The fight for representation in … Continue reading Black Italian activist shares what it’s like being Black in Italy

#DMSpotlight: Meet the duo hoping to change the world – one “HELLO” at a time!

"Hello" is the ultimate act of greeting someone... And a Japanese couple have chosen London as their 'Hello World' starting point! Diversity Matters met with Taka Piyo and Eri - the colourful fashionistas from Japan on a world-changing journey using a simple greeting to break social barriers to invite inclusively, happiness and smiles from people all … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Meet the duo hoping to change the world – one “HELLO” at a time!