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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.

The Centurion of World War one and the Contribution of Commonwealth

As we come to close to the centurion of World War 1, there is a great debate about how the commonwealth should be acknowledged for the contributions in the war. A recurring theme is creating a Commonwealth Memorial.  The High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus held a reception in honour of the commonwealth contribution to the First World War. The Commonwealth sent more than three million volunteers, soldiers, nurses and porters throughout WW1, this support was vital in

Top Ten Black Inventors you may not have heard of

Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner Life without sanitary towels seems practically impossible, for females. However, women owe, a great thank you Mary Kenny who was an African-American inventor created the improvements to the sanitary belt, the original patent was rejected due to Mary being African American. She later went on to receive a patent for the sanitary belt 30 years after she originally created it. Ellen Eglin The clothes Wringer was created by Eglin,

End of Life Care: How to Overcome the Taboo of Discussing Death

DIVERSITY House supported the creation and development of the Learning Alliance for Palliative Care (LAPCEL) with the aim of engaging more ethnic communities within the Kent area. Organisations from around the Kent area came together at Bridge Wood Manor Hotel   and took a light-hearted approach to discussing end of life care. The event took inspiration from the Mexican culture who embrace the subject of  death with colour and celebration of life known as ‘Day of the Dead’, the

Confidence and Assertiveness Workshop for Women

Workshop at Phoenix House A group of local women came together as part of the SWAG Project (Supporting Women and Girls) to increase their confidence and equip them with tools of how they could develop and improve their assertiveness skills in a safe and judgement free space. The workshop was delivered by Christine Locke CEO of Diversity House. The group watched several videos, where they discussed the scenarios and how everyone’s communication style impacts the outcome of an interaction.

Magnificent Men and Women

1st September 2018 Diversity House participated in Royal Air Force (RAF 100) commemorative event on the Isle of Sheppey which celebrated the role early aviators on the Isle of Sheppey played both in the development of aviation and its contribution to WW1. People from all walks of life, backgrounds, race and diverse communities attended the event – The music and entrainment was supplied by the High Voltage Big Band and St John Ambulance Band and drama by Big Fish

Advocacy Workshop

Motherhood and its Experience During the First World War On the 29th of August 2018, Diversity House held an advocacy workshop on ‘Motherhood and its Experience During the First World War’ in collaboration with Big Ideas at Swale CVS. Cassie and Emily from Big Ideas commenced the workshop by asking the participants what remembrance and commemoration means to them. Next, we wrote our names on paper and went around the room introducing ourselves and telling one another what our