About


Unity in diversity Community Interest Company

Reconnecting the common heritage of humanity, bringing

together; family, school, business and communities

How

By developing programmes for schools which work not with the child in isolation, but teachers, parents and the wider community.  We have four directors from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills, qualifications and experience who work with other community and voluntary groups, utilising specialisms who share our vision to break down the barriers which exist in communities today.  Looking for the similarities, respecting difference and celebrating diversity.

We work with businesses who have a corporate, social responsibility, who are willing and interested in giving something back to their community.  We specialise in creating intercultural learning opportunities in a comfortable space where people are free to have an open dialogue to explore their curiosity and develop their minds.  Our equality and diversity workshops are tailor made to fit the organisation needs, reflecting on both the local and global contexts, sharing good practise and challenging stereotypical behaviours, resulting in a culturally competent workforce, ready to respond to the ever changing world of work.

Our equality and diversity training enables us to provide subsidised learning to educational establishments who are in need of our support, in an inclusive, holistic way. Challenging bullying, prejudice, discrimination and racism to make for a more equitable school, workplace and community.

We are proud to be supported by the Lloyds Banking Group’s Social Entrepreneur’s Programme and the School for Social Entrepreneurs!

 

Jo Wilson

I am creative, innovative, and have the capacity to react to life’s challenges. I am determined and have the courage to stand up for my beliefs. My world is colourful, rich in diversity and love. I want my family to grow in a society where their ethnicity and difference is accepted, culture embraced and celebrated. Where community beliefs are valued, people are given equally of opportunity and able to make their own informed decisions.

“As I live each day, may I do my part to make one difference to touch one heart, and through each day may it be my goal, to encourage one mind and inspire one soul”.

Michael Angus Clarke

Drama was my first love, and since the age of six my aim was to become an actor; it was only when I was a teenager that I realised that drama is such a powerful tool for helping people change certain attitudes, develop new insights and understanding. My aim is always to offer enjoyable and challenging drama/role-play that encourages audience participation by providing the necessary information, stimulation and confidence, to touch emotions, for unless there is some kind of emotional engagement little can be truly learnt about difficult issues and situations before they occur. Devising workshops where drama plays a pivotal role is invaluable and precipitates ‘drama for understanding’ which in turn enables ‘reflection learning’ before the event.

“If we can use all tools available to us we may be able to open attitudes that where once closed to different feelings and cultures and so help to bring about a society in which we can all live happily and excel.”

 

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“It takes a whole village to bring up a child” African proverb

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How we evolved

Unity has evolved through the education knowledge and experiences of youth guidance, community and race equality work. It aims to promote a perspective of education placing new demands on learning, drawing on a wide spectrum of cognitive and reflective practices.

It will empower students to self define education. Our evidenced based programmes have been informed through grounded research and contemporary policy and practice, exploring the multifaceted complexities of race, culture and ethnicity. We have unpicked and de-politicised all language. Students and learners are encouraged to explore and share their own cultures, recognise the endemic prejudices, inherent discrimination and the reasons behind those perceptions that inform theirs and societies view of the world. Recognition is also given to the past as part of the present, thus presenting a new cultural pedagogy.

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