TILT is hosting a lunch and presentation for faculty to help the academic environment be more inclusive of difference. Registration is full for this event but you can sign up to be added to the waitlist.
Toward A Gender Conscious Institution: How A Dialogue About Power, Privilege, and Difference Helps Diversity
Monday, November 7th
Lunch at 11:00 AM, Presentation begins at 11:30.
Lory Student Center, Ballroom C
This discussion looks at how gender inequality gets embedded in our institutional policies and practices in ways that inadvertently keep hierarchies of male privilege in place. It present two tools—a Power, Privilege, Difference framework and a metric called Difference/Value Dichotomy—we find helpful in examining the kind of institutional social dynamics that adversely affect women, first generation, disabled, LGBTQ and gender variant individuals, and people of color. Our goal is to initiate a dialogue about the strategies that best help uncover and address potential biases regarding social and cultural difference that marginalize non-normative groups and individuals, and prevent them from fully contributing to the core mission of an institution.