“Diversity Matters Awareness Week: Let’s Talk About Race” 18th -23rd April 2016

In light of the demands for diversity at UAL, we’re proud to announce a student-staff collaboration project;

Diversity Matters Awareness Week: Let’s Talk About Race” 18th -23rd April 2016. Supported by UAL (Teaching and Learning Exchange)UAL Diversity TeamGEMSShades of Noir and SUARTS.

From the 18th – 22nd April we will have events which focus on race matters in our learning environment, allowing for discussion on the low percentage of BAME staff in academic positions and senior management which is having a direct impact on the attainment and retainment of BAME (Black and Ethnic Minority) and International Students (see UAL’s and Diversity Report 2015). 

Monday 18th April

Diversity and the Media: The Black Presence In Contemporary European Societies – with Fred Kuwornu” Join us for an evening with Ghanaian-Italian filmmaker, producer, writer and activist Fred Kuwornu (Inside Baffalo, 18 IUS SOLI) screening exclusive extracts of his latest film “BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” to aid the discussion on Diversity and the Media in relation to the black presence in contemporary European societies.
Q&A followed by networking drinks reception
17.30 – 8.30pm Lecture Theatre C, London College of Communication. CLICK HERE to to book!

Tuesday 19th April

“A face in a foreign space: personal growth through cultural experiences from travels” We’re collaborating with UAL Culture and Travel Society for an evening Exploring Personal Growth From Cultural Experiences Through Travel and photography! On our panel: renowned Photographer James Barnor (Ever Young), local SE London-Nigerian photographer Paul Iwala, and travel blogger Kai Lutterodt6pm – 8pm LCF (High Holborn) G05 with networking and refreshments. FREE. (UAL Culture & Travel SocietyCLICK HERE to book!

Wednesday 20th April

“Creating safe spaces for Black Women” Black Blossoms founder and SUARTS Education Officer Bee, offers a workshop for women who self-identify as black. Learn how to be heard in environments where your voice is often overshadowed.** RSVP Bee education@su.arts.ac.uk

Thursday 21st April

Why does race matter in my learning environment? short film screeningpanel discussion and art exhibition launch. Followed by drinks and networking reception. FREE event. 6pm – 9pm LCF (High Holborn) G05 FREE. CLICK HERE to book!

Friday 22nd April

Where We Are Now? – Student + Alumni presentations and networking event. Present your works, sharing experience, and make new contacts for collaboration! 5.30pm – 8.30pm CSM. FREE. RSVP Kai k.lutterodt1@arts.ac.uk or join the FB event page CLICK HERE!

Saturday 23rd April

Black Blossoms – A day of Radical Selfcare and Conversation on Mental Wellbeing in the Black Community.” CLICK HERE for more info


Get involved!

If you’re a student or staff at UAL (University of the Arts London) interested in submitting art work on the theme of diversity (writings and short films welcome!) why not GET INVOLVED? Contact Kai to find out more k.lutterodt1@arts.ac.uk

Support our cause!

We’d love to get the wider community involved in UAL Diversity Week! Support, advertise, collaborate or sponsor Diversity Matter Awareness Week 2016! Get in touch with Kai  k.lutterodt1@arts.ac.uk

Events open to ALL. **Safe space for self identifying students and staff

Join the event on Facebook CLICK HERE and don’t forget to “LIKE” us!