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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.

Black Britain on Film – Dedicated to the Memory the Unsung Heroes and Sheroes of WW1

Dedicated to the Memory the Unsung Heroes and Sheroes of WW1 How does one create an inclusive Remembrance Day celebration? This is the question posed by the ‘Breaking the Myths; WW1 & Africa’ project when it raises awareness of the contribution of Africans in WW1 and finds ways to properly acknowledge that contribution. VIEW FLYER One idea initiated by Diversity House in collaboration with Ideas Test in Sittingbourne was to host a screening

Remembering the Unremembered – The Diversity House Youth Club gain practical History Lesson

The Diversity House Youth Club gain practical History Lesson The Diversity House Youth Club had a wonderful history lesson on 26th October 2017, when they took part in a heritage trail in Sittingbourne to learn more about the war heroes of WW1.  The project is part of the ‘Breaking Myths; WW1 & Africa’ series in collaboration with Big Ideas Company on the ‘Unremembered’ project. Fortunately, Diversity House offices are located just next to ‘Remembrance Avenue’ which (as the name

International Year of the Older Person – Staying Healthy and Active while Ageing

Staying Healthy and Active while Ageing It was International Day of the Older Persons on 2nd October 2017 and Diversity House in the spirit of the day put on the coffee and warmly welcomed old friends and community members to drop in and enjoy discussions on ‘Staying Healthy and Active while Ageing.’ As we live longer, it is a known fact that the elderly face challenges relating to health and lack of mobility as well as the spectre of

Diversity House & Swale CVS Win Lottery Fund to Support BME Volunteering

Friday 5th January 2018 Diversity House and Swale CVS are delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Awards for All have granted £8,651 to support Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities with volunteering in the Swale area. The project will raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering amongst BME groups, thereby leading to recruitment, training and supporting the beneficiaries from these groups to volunteer locally and build social capital. VIEW PRESS RELEASE VIEW VOLUNTEERING FLYER

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