We are passionate
about celebrating
diversity and culture

Diversity Lewes(DL) is a community organisation with a mission to celebrate diversity in its broadest sense and change the current mindset where everyone caters to a societal “norm”. Our aim is to create awareness on various social diverse issues affecting our community. We are also of the belief that we have to create a cohesive community by encouraging participants to engage in resolving difficult issues like Racism, sexism, ageism, class, poverty, disability, and other social evils.

Our Story

Diversity Lewes was established in 2010, following an article published in the Sunday Times by a resident, detailing experiences of microaggression; DL is aimed at addressing some of the complex issues identified by “The Lewes Have your say” event held at the Pelham House on November 23rd, 2010 , and also to acknowledge and welcome the growing diversity of the local community in Lewes.

We had a brainstorming session where we identified various strands which the members felt needed to be addressed and the foremost was engagement with schools and local government departments like the police, followed by collecting stories input that will enable us to record relevant anecdotes and memories for future generations, the most popular strand was the event hosting, the international link was also explored as a way to establish contact globally with like-minded individuals. We did a feasibility study funded by The Lewes Fund which looked at the viability of opening a Hate crime center in Lewes. This resulted in forming of a Race Action Group(R.A.G.) supported by Sussex Police.

While our name reflects the origins of the group, we welcome members from across Sussex. Membership is £5 per year per family. For further information please contact Anthony Kalume:- tony@diversitylewes.org.uk/ Mob. 07796 796449.

Our Work

Diversity Lewes is a community interest group that creates awareness of discrimination. We work with schools, the community, and the police to realise our aims.


Equality Programmes in Schools

This covers issues relevant to the school and comprises of awareness exercises around Hate crimes, cyberbullying, and community cohesion like school twinning and accessing resources and individuals within the community to enhance the learning experience.


Black History Month Talks

Host annual lively talks and debates in schools and within the wider Sussex community inorder to highlight both stories and facts that are historic and current in our everyday life but also very relevant to the month-long celebration.

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