20 April 2017 to 23 April 2017
20 April 2017 to 23 April 2017
 

Let's act now: on what we say when you're not there

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Diversity without the tears: a fun, interactive look at every day, real-life situations, to help you think creatively about opening up to new influences and collaborations. This session is designed to let you to think about your own reactions to questions of diversity in a relaxed and engaging way.

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National Theatre Bucharest - Tapestry room
Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2
010051
Bucharest
Romania
21 April, 2017 - 15:00 to 18:00

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image of Cheryl MARTIN

Hi! I'd like to give all of you a few articles and podcasts to read and to listen to as a bit of background to thinking of issues of inclusion and exclusion from society, across different ethnicities and nationalities and contexts.

I'll start with an article about how Romanians find themselves being treated as migrants to Italy.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Cheryl MARTIN

This article is about one of the many everyday ways in which visible minorities face discrimination.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Cheryl MARTIN

This is a link to the podcast Hidden Brain. There are several episodes, so I'll include the intros to all of them here in this comment. If you only have time for one or two, I recommend Episodes 28: AirbnbWhileBlack and its update.

The episodes of Hidden Brain:

Episode 47: Give Me Your Tired...
Our airwaves are filled with debates about migrants, refugees, and undocumented immigrants... Who should be in the United States, who shouldn't, and who should decide? Immigration is, without question, a flash point in this year's political debates. It's an issue that seems to get to the core of who we are, who we want to be, and where we're headed as a nation. Today we're going to take a fresh look at the issue by exploring what history can teach us about the patterns and paradoxes of immigration in a nation of immigrants. It's one of a series of shows in the next few weeks that will speak to issues that have bubbled to the surface in politics this year, that reveal something about us — and human nature. Historian Maria Cristina Garcia joins us.

Episode 28: #AirbnbWhileBlack
The sharing economy is great. It gives us opportunities to connect with strangers... to pool resources... to get a cheap ride, or a weekend away. But this week on Hidden Brain, we'll look at how these new platforms can amplify some old biases.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/08/airbnb-discrimination...

Update: #AirbnbWhileBlack
A few months ago, Hidden Brain investigated claims that Airbnb users were facing discrimination on the platform. Now, we bring you an update on the company's response. In between Episodes 44 and 45.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Cheryl MARTIN

My above posts are all a warm-up for this, one of the most daunting tests I know. It’s called the Implicit Bias Test, from Harvard University, USA, and it tests to see what unconscious biases one might have. Not for the faint-hearted: how well do you really want to know yourself?

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Jamie GAHLON

This article might be of interest! We also have a slew of pieces that have been written covering aspects of equity, diversity, and inclusion: http://howlround.com/search?f[0]=field_post_tags%3A121

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Melanie ABRAHAMS

Some quotes by Chinua Achebe as food for thought of the upcoming talk 'Let's Act Now'. Knowing I could have chosen a lot of quotable people, these still provoke reactions in me years on:

“Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.”

“If you don't like my story, write your own”

“People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.”

“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”

― Chinua Achebe, Writer

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Melanie ABRAHAMS

And as an alternative or complementary quote, one by Maya Angelou “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Melanie ABRAHAMS

Hi,.here are some links I found useful on experiencing, negotiating and facing what W.E.B. Du Bois termed Double Consciousness:
The theory and incidence of Double-Consciousness by Du Bois

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQq-Gs_Fk4

NPR, Du Bois, Still Relevant in the 21st century

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyld=5229725

Nicole Johnson on the (re)birth of the double consciousness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsyCMyqAfMQ

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Melanie ABRAHAMS

Here is a podcast on the resurgence of Identity Politics, from University of Oxford podcasts, session 1 and 2

 

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Dawn WALTON

Melanie Hobson Ted Tslk Color Blind or Color Brave https://www.ted.com/talks/mellody_hobson_color_blind_or_color_brave

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Cheryl MARTIN

Thank you Jamie Gahlon for an excellent article on Diversity for Dummies - don't think I have seen one that sums up so.much so well. I will be referencing this one in the future.

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
image of Dawn WALTON

Here is an article on how Eclipses new Slate programme will tackle inequality towards independent black artists

Posted 1 year 5 months ago