Our friends at Aberdeen City Libraries and the Ethnic Minority Forum Aberdeen (EMF Aberdeen) have just launched an online exhibition, called “Multiculturalism, Aberdeen and You” (https://sites.google.com/view/maay), as part of a joint project exploring multiculturalism and ethnic diversity in Aberdeen.
The exhibit explores ethnicity within the city, comparing 1911 to the present day and also viewpoints of local people on what multiculturalism means to them (what they associate with that word/concept) and whether they feel Aberdeen embraces multiculturalism, among other things. It has interactive sections, seeking to gather more information, stats and view points which will be added to the online exhibit at regular intervals.
There is also an opportunity to submit personal stories about experiences of living and working in a multi ethnic and cultural Aberdeen. In addition the organisers are seeking the stories locals would like to see in the papers that represent what goes on in Aberdeen to support and promote a culturally inclusive society.
Stories will feature in a specially created eBook and all entries are anonymous.