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Community arts project cancelled

Posted by Diversityworks on 20 March 2012, 10:04 pm in , , ,

Sadly, Diversityworks is no longer able to run its Image Theatre project, funded by Creative Communities.

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Media encouraged to embrace uniqueness

Posted by Diversityworks on 15 February 2012, 1:35 pm in , ,

Diversityworks Trust  has received a grant from the Ministry of Social Development's "Think Differently" Disability Campaign to influence the media's portrayal of disability.

Media has a high conscious and sub-conscious impact on society. ’Unique Extras’ is a project that aims to use popular culture through the media to make disabled people visible in everyday life. TV drama, film and advertising reaches audiences across New Zealand. 

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Director contributes chapters to books on faggots and social change

Posted by Diversityworks on 8 February 2012, 5:50 pm in , , ,

Diversityworks Trust Director Philip Patston has chapters in two books that will be launched in the next few weeks.

The first book, to be launched in San Fancisco on 14 February, is "Why are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?" The book "challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: get married, join the military, adopt kids! Compiled by trans-activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, it reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change."

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New strategic direction for 2012

Posted by Diversityworks on 4 January 2012, 12:02 pm in , ,

Diversityworks will enhance its ability to facilitate opportunities for projects and partnerships that promote diversity and creativity as levers for healthy social change in 2012.

At a Board meeting in late 2011, Trustees adopted a new, simpler strategic plan, emphasising working to the organisation's strengths, responding to opportunity and using humour and play as catalysts for change.

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Diversityworks Trust announces new community arts project

Posted by Diversityworks on 15 December 2011, 2:30 pm in , , ,

Diversityworks Trust is pleased to announce a new community arts project to take place in 2012. The "Images of Change" project aims to engage a group of creative people with unique and common function (disabled and non-disabled) to work together to create a performance narrative using the technique of image theatre.  

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Trust celebrates six years of diversity, creativity and change

Posted by Diversityworks on 25 November 2011, 5:24 pm

Diversityworks Trustees held their 6th Annual General Meeting in Auckland last night.

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MEDIA RELEASE; Director recognised for benefitting NZ quality of life

Posted by Diversityworks on 8 November 2011, 10:05 am

Diversityworks Trust's Founder and Director Philip Patston has received recognition from the Orangi Kaupapa Trust for his service to the community.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Exhibition successful beyond belief

Posted by Diversityworks on 12 September 2011, 6:19 am in , , ,

Diversityworks Trust's "How Diversity Works" exhibition closed on 3 September with nearly 1800 people visiting the gallery or attending the related programme events.

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Auckland embraces new ideas about diversity

Posted by Diversityworks on 17 August 2011, 6:40 pm in , , , ,

Over 150 people attended the opening of Artstation’s latest exhibition, How Diversity Works, an innovative art event that sparks a complex and intriguing new conversation about diversity, in Auckland last night.

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Diversityworks Trust announces diversity exhibition

Posted by Diversityworks on 24 June 2011, 7:29 am in , , ,

Diversityworks Trust is pleased to announce its exhibition "How Diversity Works" from 17 August to 3 September 2011 at Artstation Gallery in Auckland.

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