This month's guest blogger is Petra, a new media journalism graduate working in employee communications and engagement in the public sector. Petra also voluntarily works as the communications lead, as part of the leadership team, for her company's Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network Group. Collectively the group acts as a driving force for … Continue reading Diversity – Is It The Poisoned Chalice of Hope?
We're seeking social media enthusiasts who are able to volunteer a number of hours a week towards our cause. We don't expect you to know every from your SEO's to SMM's, however having the passion about promoting cultural and racial diversity, plus basic social media knowledge is a start!
Nearly two-thirds of people in the UK have experienced a mental health problem, a recent report commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation shows. This rises to 7 in every 10 women, young adults aged 18-34 and people living alone. This Mental Health Awareness Week (8-12th May) we linked up with coach, inspirational speaker and director of … Continue reading Are you Surviving or Thriving? Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW
What's in - direct from the inBox! Beyond Nollywood Friday 18th – Sunday 20th November 2016 BFI Southbank Curated by Nadia Denton in association with African Odysseys and part of BFI BLACK STAR. Join us for a 3-day programme of international Nigerian Cinema showcasing a new crop of filmmakers who are revolutionising the industry - beyond … Continue reading BFI Black Star: African Odysseys present Beyond Nollywood curated by Nadia Denton 18 – 20th Nov 2016
This month I'm embarking on a personal journey which involves the platform I've dedicated much of my time and energies to developing (and thankfully it's paying off!); I'm taking Diversity Matters to Ghana exploring the theme 'The Returned'; a personal take on the African diaspora (re)connection to Africa, through a host of events, reflective writing and interviews! We're supporting BTWSC/African Histories Revisited - a … Continue reading The Return: Diversity Matters supports UN IDPAD events in Ghana 2016
How do artists of African and Asian descent in Britain feature in the story of twentieth century art? How do we come to know the work of art? Conversely, how do we come to forget the work of art? As part of that enquiry, the Now & Then... Here & There conference will address the … Continue reading Now & Then, Here & There: Black Artists & Modernism London Conference 6th – 8th Oct 2016
"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!
Kai Lutterodt, Diversity Matters founder facilitating a workshop at LCF (London College of Fashion) Conference June 2016. Top left, withTerry Finnigan Head of Student Attainment London College of Fashion, UAL
"Anti-catcalling gum" "Follow your stalker" "push the button for equality" - these are just some of the subliminal messages coming through upon first glance at Nia Hefe Filiogianni's work... We first connected with Nia during our open call for Diversity Matters Exhibit submissions in May. Nia's bold illustrations which praise feminism without patronising women, even when addressing sensitive … Continue reading Nia Hefe Filiogianni; “Reclaiming What’s Left”
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