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We are constantly writing articles about our latest news and updates as a charity organisation as well as posting opinions on a diverse range of cultural and equality issues and also offering information and advice for local communities.

A UK History of Black Musicians Throughout the Ages

In Celebration of Black History MonthDid you know that Black musicians have contributed to British Cultural life since before the Roman period? This was just one of the amazing facts revealed by music industry consultant and historian Kwaku, founder of the Black Music Congress in London. Through a virtual presentation on the ‘UK History of Black Musicians throughout the Ages’ Kwaku uncovered many more insights as to how Black musicians have shaped every genre of music as we know it

Journeying Towards the End of Life

Palliative and End of Life Care Services for Local and Eastern European Romany & Traveller Communities Continuing the quest to raise awareness of the needs of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups on palliative and end of life services, Diversity House, as part of the Learning Alliance attended another seminar at Greenwich University in Medway on 15th September 2017. The topic for discussion this time round was the needs of Eastern European and Romany, Traveller Groups, their experiences of

A Day of Fun and Learning at St Michaels’ Junior School

St Michaels’ Junior School Dr Anne Samson, a historian and expert on WW1 and Africa in partnership with Diversity House, presented a day of fun and learning at St Michael’s Primary School to Year 6 pupils on 20th September 2017. The project forms part of the 'Breaking the Myths: WW1 & Africa,’ programme which has been highlighting the involvement of Africans in the Great War. The children took part in different activities which reflected the experiences of African soldiers

A Chance to Uncover Family Histories at Diversity House: World War One

‘WW1 & Africa: Micro-Nations of War: Family and Personal Stories’ Workshop As part of the continuing programme to ‘break the myths’ and raise awareness of the vital contribution of Africa in World War One, Diversity House is delighted to be hosting a workshop on, “World War One & Africa; Micro - Nations of War; Family and Personal Stories’ at Kent County Council in Maidstone on 27th October 2017. (see attached flyer). The aim of the workshop is to encourage

The Handmaid’s Tale; A Book Review by Malaika Kambona from Flamingos & Amigos Family Reading Club

The ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ is set in the future when women’s sole purpose is to reproduce. The book explores feminist ideals – both the idea of equality with men and the extremes of radical feminism. The ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ also explores the idea of freedom from something and the freedom to do something. The story critiques the idea of using religion as a front by totalitarian states. I enjoyed reading the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ because it explores important ideas such as politics,

SWAG Team Receives high level of interest at Sittingbourne Job Centre Fair

The SWAG team were inundated with enquiries from women seeking jobs and information on how to improve their prospects at the Job Fair organised by Sittingbourne Job Centre in September. The women were enquiring about the type of support they could receive to help them enter the job market after sometimes long periods of unemployment. After one to one sessions were carried out by the SWAG team with the individual women to assess their skills levels or any gaps