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

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

Diversity Matters Beyond Black History Month: Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate on his great-grand uncle the late Emperor Haile Selassie I

It's not often that you're given an opportunity to meet royalty. So when that opportunity came through the likes of a book signing at Waterstones earlier this year, I took the opportunity to not just meet Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate, the great-nephew of the late Emperor Haile Selassie I, and have my copy of his book signed, but … Continue reading Diversity Matters Beyond Black History Month: Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate on his great-grand uncle the late Emperor Haile Selassie I

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

BFI Black Star Season: Celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors

Diversity Matters is proud to support the BFI Black Star Season; A celebration of black screen talent in film, TV and special events October - December 2016! Travel back with BFI to the earliest days of American cinema, where black performers fought against racism and stereotypes to blaze a trail for their inheritors to tread. View the giant … Continue reading BFI Black Star Season: Celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors

#DiversityInMediaMatters: United Artists For Italy stand for representation in the media!

"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!

#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

Diversity Matters at Arts SU Freshers Fair 2016 and Arts DMS committee roles!

A brand new academic year is upon us, as is the venture of setting up Diversity Matters as a Students' Union Society at UAL - you asked for us to stay so we're delivering! Arts SU Freshers Fair was a great way to introduce Arts Diversity Matters Society (Arts DMS) to University of the Arts London … Continue reading Diversity Matters at Arts SU Freshers Fair 2016 and Arts DMS committee roles!

#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