#AnaTaban South Sudan Campaign for a Peaceful 2017

"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

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

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!

240+ Films – 12 Days – 1 Festival: The BFI London Film Festival 2016!

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!

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

750+ street pianos played – and counting! Pianist Without Borders in NYC

We've been sharing the pictures of supporters in NYC holding Diversity Matters merchandise - and you've probably been wondering how we're in the USA after just a few months since our official launch in April?! It's all down to our allie Fabio Tedde a.k.a Pianist Without Borders, who's currently out in NYC supporting Sing For … Continue reading 750+ street pianos played – and counting! Pianist Without Borders in NYC

She Creates: Graduate Futures Week highlights Women of Colour in Graphic Design and Illustration

Graduates Futures Week 11th - 15th July is University of the Arts London's annual careers event that supports graduating students to get ahead in the creative industries. Led by UAL Careers and Employability in partnership with other UAL departments, staff and external organisations offering skills to help students develop employability and entrepreneurial skills, gain greater … Continue reading She Creates: Graduate Futures Week highlights Women of Colour in Graphic Design and Illustration

Katya Kudryashova donates designer dresses to support Art4Change and Pianist Without Borders Fundraiser!

When Russian designer Ekaterina Kudryashova offered to donate 3 dresses towards the fundraiser, we thought it'd be a great opportunity to have them auctioned during the duration of Diversity Matters Exhibit (2nd - 10th June)! The starting price is £35 each and we're hoping to raise as much as possible towards our latest charitable project which will support over 300 orphaned children in Uganda!