Art in diversity and inclusion and a Creative Writing Competition

By Teresa Norman of TogetherintheUK

The power of the greatest art is the power to shake us into revelation and rip us from our default mode of seeing.  Simon Shama

MeToo and Black Lives Matter have shown the urgency of work on diversity and inclusion. Its about creating a fairer and more just society but also understanding that if we do nothing, terrible things will happen.

So, we need lots of different approaches, we need to keep on developing our understanding of unconscious bias, to identify and disseminate the processes that help make our decision making as objective as it can be and to consider how our policy choices affect different groups.

If we want though to make our messages stick, we need art. If you watched Small Axe, you will have gained a deep understanding of the impact of overt racism on the West Indian Community, if you watched ‘Sitting in Limbo’, you will have seen the real impact of policy on people.

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