Love and Care for People powers Ireland National Diversity Awards to celebrate excellence of those who build bridges to unite communities
By Good Day Cork
Cork organisation Love and Care for People hosted its 1st Ireland National Diversity Awards 2022 on 30th Dec to celebrate ten people for their contribution to integration and social inclusion.
Love and Care for People calls them unsung heroes! One of the heroes awarded is Joanna Dukkipati, founder of Good Day Cork.
Nature teaches us and even our thinkers tell us that we’re interdependent – we’re not separate. Love and Care for People’s Ireland National Diversity Awards acknowledges the work of ten Cork people who value this interdependence. These individuals also understand that when we separate from each other, we uphold patriarchy and misogyny.
Audre Lorde says: Sometimes in the absence of any surety that change is coming, it means doing the unromantic and tedious work necessary to forge meaningful coalitions. Joanna explains, “These words from Audre Lorde sum up why I have been motivated and will continue to amplify diverse voices, and I will always advocate for equity through all the work that I do.”
The other awardees are: Tehmina Kazi, Dr. Lekha Menon Margassery, Jeanette Taku, Julie Coco, Katja Zupancic, Act of Kindness Mallow Team, Angel Silva, Diana Viveros, Sr. Frances Cummins.