Celebrating African Caribbeans in Sussex past and present

Diversitylewes
Posted April 13, 2019 from United Kingdom
Celebrating our Heritage.
The banners

Our project #CelebratingAfricanCaribbeansinSussexpastandpresent can be seen Here we are happy to share the lessons gained from this project which looked at 10 individuals who lived and are living in Sussex.

This project came about due to the lack of Role models and mentors that are not Footballers,Movie Stars or Musicians forge BME youths.

We looked for everyday people who we meet on the street coupled with little known individuals who have made a difference in the community.

The exhibition consists of 5x stand alone banners that have a short excerpt from the celebrant and a booklet to encourage further research. More information from > tony@diversitylewes.org.uk

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Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

Hi Diversity Lewes,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing some of your work and your current project. I'm looking forward to hearing more about what your organization's mission and work involves.

Diversitylewes
Apr 13
Apr 13

Hi Jlanghus,
We are also pleased to be part of this and apart from seeking partners to collaborate with we are also looking at organisations that need our expertise and resources.

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

Oh, I see! What are you specifically looking for in partners? And, what is your website and social page(s) to follow? You may also want to post on the WP "Resources" page to get more exposure to your specific "need." If so, this is the link: https://www.worldpulse.com/my-pulse/voices#pills-resources.

Urmila Chanam
Apr 14
Apr 14

This is such a breath of fresh air! I am sick of movie stars, footballers, cricketers, sportsmen and church or faith based authority as projections of leaders! In India, come International Women's Day, everyone gets an actress to speak or endorse the function or event because only these category of females are empowered according to them. Thank you for bringing the spotlight on the real 'heroes' and 'sheroes'.
Love and prayers,
Urmila Chanam,
India

Diversitylewes
Apr 14
Apr 14

We are so glad that we see these same repeated mistakes and our idea can be localised and used free of charge.
We can give advice and support your project.
Thanks for the comment.

Urmila Chanam
Apr 14
Apr 14

Thanks a lot my dear. I feel honored to get your support.

Diversitylewes
Apr 14
Apr 14

We are experiencing similar problems in Kenya and I will be happy to connect you with Smiles of Hope which is in the forefront of empowering girls not to miss school due to menstruation.

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 19
Apr 19

Hi,
This is such a great documentation of people the knowledge of whose lives enriches us all. The online book is a great idea. The print is small. Is there a way to read it? I'm interested both in reading these stories, and for future projects I ca think would be worth doing, and that other World Pulse members might have up their sleeves.