"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
Project Noir is an art collective and creative networking group for people of AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN and ASIAN heritage. As an online platform, Project Noir has close to 2,000 members. The initiative behind this group is to connect creative professionals from black and minority ethnic heritage working in the media to; encourage progression, support and highlight the under-representation … Continue reading Diversity Matters Spotlight: Noir Winter Chill Noir
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
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
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!
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
BFI London Film Festival is just around the corner! Get ready for the world’s best new films in cinemas across London from the 5th -16th October... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OekM2EzMeQ Taking place in 14 venues across the city, BFI have a number of films in the programme showcasing diversity in cinema, and features some of the best black talent in film. Catch … Continue reading 240+ Films – 12 Days – 1 Festival: The BFI London Film Festival 2016!
Hailing from Bahia; the Brazilian state rich in African culture, currently undergoing a revolution of re-claiming it's 'blackness' starting from it's very root - the natural hair movement, there's more to Magá Moura than meets the eye! Great meeting fashionistas Maga Moura and British-Nigerian blogger Mariette Immaculate at AfroPunk Paris! https://youtu.be/zn8akJ3rENA Check out our full video of who … Continue reading AfroPunk Paris: Diversity Matters with Maga Moura & Marriette Immaculate
We've long been fans of legendary Ghanaian photography, James Barnor who recently mesmerised an audience giving presentation on his vast and ground-breaking careers as a photographer during Diversity Matters Awareness Week in April! And award-winning Italian photographer Daniele Tamagni is no stranger to us either having hosted a "Gentlemen of Bacongo" book signing for him during … Continue reading Daniele Tamagni & James Barnor exhibit at October Gallery