With many bank firms across the US and Western Europe addressing diversity within their own company cultures and with their clients, this article opens the discussion as to how one Italian bank has been fostering collaborative spaces with immigrant communities.
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
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
Almost year and a half after the announcement of whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union (leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%, source BBC), this week's #DMSpotlight quote serves as a reminder of unity through our shared 'lived experiences' and intersecting histories... "Brexit doesn't mean we should lose our 'Black in … Continue reading #DMSpotlight: Brexit doesn’t mean we should lose our “Black in Europe” solidarity!
"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
The first Diversity Matters Collective workshop took place at ThoughtWorks Soho on the 9th November... We're still buzzing from the sheer level of engagement and productivity we experienced! https://youtu.be/zRS9U3P5tqg The next steps for Diversity Matters is to form an Diversity Matters Advisory Board (CLICK HERE to apply) and offer collective members and associates an opportunity to Pitch an idea (CLICK HERE to pitch) for … Continue reading Diversity Matters Collective: How it went at ThoughtWorks Soho
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
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
"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
"2016 started with hope... Hope of peace with the signing of the peace agreement. Hope of coorporation between the leaders, but our expectations were quickly crushed..." Our 2017 was ushered-in in Kenya were we met members of Anataban; a collective of young South Sudanese creatives supporting the 'taban' - 'tired' people of South Sudan, during the … Continue reading #AnaTaban South Sudan Campaign for a Peaceful 2017