Formerly known as BAME Recruitment

29 Nov 2019

Diversity Lens - Issue 3

Nov 29

Diversity Lens - Issue 3

Diversity Lens

Welcome to Diversity Lens, the newsletter from BAME Recruitment and Diversifying.io! We’re excited to be bringing you all the latest news and opinions about recruitment and the world of diversity and inclusion. We’ll also keep you up to date with what our teams have been doing and what’s coming up. Thank you for joining us on our journey. If you have any comments/content suggestions, or would like to contribute to Diversity Lens, please email info@diversifying.io.

 
Latest News

World AIDS Day - Sunday 1st December
World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Over 101,600 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education. There’s one simple thing you can do to show your support…#ROCKTHERIBBON. Read more about it by clicking on the photo below.
Trans deaf actor in Titans Marvel TV show calls for more deaf representation
Chella Man is the latest addition to the Marvel TV show Titans. In Season 2 he plays Jericho, a person who has the ability to control the minds and bodies of others. Jericho is one of the first characters to be portrayed as communicating through sign language. Chella Man himself, is a trans, deaf, queer and Jewish actor, thus this representation was very important to him. In this interview he speaks about seeing American Sign Language (ASL) representation and it's importance for more deaf representation in media.
Actor and Deaf and Trans Activist Chella Man talks about his role in Marvel's new season of Titans
CEO Cynthia Davis to chair at DiversityQ Event
Join BAME Recruitment at DiversityQ's D&I Practitioners Summit - Finding solutions to the D&I workplace. BAME Recruitment and Diversifying.io are proud to sponsor this fantastic event. In addition, our CEO Cynthia will moderate the panel discussion on 'How leaders can best support heads of D&I'. Don't miss out on your chance to hear from employers, industry experts, out of the box thinkers, advocates and enthusiasts about what actions are most powerful in transforming workplace cultures, with examples that everyone can learn from and adopt within their organisations. Tickets are on sale now, click the photo for more information.
 
Diversity and Inclusion Insights
Pan-European ranking by Financial Times and Statista takes holistic view of inclusion
Booking.com, the Dutch-headquartered travel company, has come top for workplace diversity and inclusion in a new ranking of European employers by the Financial Times and research partner Statista. Unlike existing rankings, which highlight companies that are good workplaces for women or a particular minority, this list examines inclusion holistically. For more info click on the photo below.
 
Story of the Week

Father of Jewish children abused on tube thanks Muslim woman who intervened
It is amazing that when faced with horrific abuse, everyday heroes step up. It is our humanity and kindness for others that define us and this example of Londoners of different faiths and cultures coming together is a shining example of how we can all work to end discrimination.

 
Featured Video

Incredible climb by wheelchair athlete, Woody Belfort
Talk about power! Watch as basketball athlete and bodybuilder Woody Belfort shows incredible strength by scaling a bouldering route in his wheelchair.
Amazing bodybuilder Woody Belfort climbs wall in his wheelchair
 

Inspirational Person of the Week

Dolly Padalia
Dolly co-founded Sexplain with Amelia Jenkinson, an award-winning sex and relationship education (SRE) company that provides comprehensive and inclusive sex and relationships education workshops for young people which confront taboos and social injustices. Their approach is intersectional feminist, non-binary, sex positive and non-judgemental. To date, over 15,000 young people across 75 schools have taken part in their SRE programme. For more information about their incredible work, click the photo below.

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