Uzo Iwobi OBE is the College’s very first International Chair of Diversity.
Uzo, the Chief Executive Officer of Race Council Cymru, will work with the College on its diversity strategy to make sure the College is as diverse and inclusive a space for its students, staff and visitors, as possible.
“I will be working with senior leaders, front line staff, volunteers, students and lecturers amongst others, to ensure that the College continues to be a pacesetter and a beacon for equality- leading the way for other conservatoires to follow – because promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity will enable us to mainstream equality principles across the work we do,” said Uzo.
What a joy and a privilege to work with the @RWCMD as #InternationalChairofDiversity to embed &cascade equality and diversity principles into the fabric of the college by ensuring that all people’s feel able to study and participate in college life and work. @BHMWales @rcccymru https://t.co/dMGZif9VjR
— Mrs Uzo Iwobi OBE (@UzoIwobi) November 9, 2018
“It’s like a piano, to get the best harmony both black and white keys must play in tune together. ”
“It’s the College’s ambition to be at the fore of the equality and diversity agenda and to be seen as a flagship institution in this area,” said Brian Weir, Director of Student Experience at RWCMD. “We want these buildings to be accessible to all, and that we also go out and work with all communities in Wales.
We value the role the arts have to play in a diverse and inclusive society, and the power which can come from being a participant, audience member or collaborator.”
The Grand Finale is taking place today until 6pm in @RWCMD, Cardiff! There are so many fantastic performances and talks! Come down! All are welcome to this free event! #BlackHistoryMonth #Music #Dance pic.twitter.com/p9vHupYs4M
— Race Council Cymru (@rcccymru) November 4, 2018
Wonderful meeting with all our 50+ elders @RWCMD huge thanks to this fantastic college for all their support to BAME groups in Wales. This is a conservatoire with a heart for the community @BHMWales @rcccymru @olderpeoplescommissioner great meeting today – all welcome if over 50 pic.twitter.com/UGFFUyxOaW
— BAME Cymru Elders (@BAMECymruElders) January 17, 2019