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Create Not Hate

  • 17 September 2020
Create Not Hate

Create Not Hate is an initiative to bring more young people of colour into the creative industries to boost diversity and drive positive change. This non-profit project was founded by Trevor Robinson OBE and Quiet Storm in 2007. Looking back at his own experiences growing up in South London, he wanted to help talented, inner city kids from similar backgrounds to his own. The vision was to make them aware of the potential avenues that exist within the creative industries

Robinson commented, “Thirteen years ago, I launched Create Not Hate to open the eyes of black inner-city school kids to their creative potential. Fast forward to 2020 and, while much has changed, much still hasn’t. Profound inequalities in society, as well as the issue of the lack of diverse talent being fully utilised in our particular industry, remain unresolved.

“This time around, the ambition is bigger: to involve more young people from more schools and communities; more mentors from across the creative and media industries; and to secure proper funding to create a programme of activity and support that is both inspiring, for all involved, and – critically – self-funding.”

Create Not Hate 2020 is the second iteration of the original Create Not Hate mentorship and training initiative first launched by Quiet Storm and we are proud to be supporting it with a series of posters. The artwork asks us to all to check our prejudice to highlight the issues that exist around racial profiling and is currently being displayed on our sites across London.

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