This new workshop deepens understanding of the barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion that exist in HE through an examination of how majority group privilege reinforces structural and cultural inequalities. Using author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s concept of the single story as a means of exploring the limitations on our understanding of difference, participants will explore how privilege operates, the impact on different protected groups and what practical steps we can take to address inequality.
This workshop is an opportunity to explore how privilege shapes our personal perceptions and actions as well as the structures and culture of the institutions we work in. It provides: Interactive exercises; Reflection and ample opportunity for discussion in a safe and supportive environment; and Opportunity for deep engagement with a subject that is often missing from general EDI training.
Challenging Privilege and the Danger of the Single Story is designed to deepen your understanding of how privilege creates and sustains differential experiences and outcomes for majority and minority groups, and to explore practical ways of ensuring equity. A focus on the range of protected characteristics, and on intersectionality, will enable you to design effective interventions. By the end of the workshop you will be better equipped to develop actions that address inequality and improve a sense of belonging for both students and staff.
One half-day session.
EDI and HR specialists, academic and professional services staff responsible for student experience, and anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of why inequalities persist and gaining fresh insight in to how to tackle them.
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