Equal Opportunity Events
January 2017 General Assembly workshop, Grindelwald
July 23, 11am, ETH Honggerberg,
Presentation and discussion by Prof. Daryl Haggard of Amherst University, USA.
Daryl spoke about the concept of intersectionality, the idea that we each belong to many different groups and that some of those give us privilege. She asked the people attending to think about which of their groups gave them privilege and which did not. Being multiply privileged does not mean you did not work hard to get to where you are, it means that people with less privileges, who worked just as hard as you, probably wouldn’t have made it. The discussion that followed gave the audience a chance to talk about these ideas and ask questions.
January 25, 2016, at PlanetS General Assembly in Grindelwald.
Monday afternoon of the General Assembly was set aside for 3 different workshops, one of which was on an Equal Opportunities theme – Implicit Bias. Our facilitator for this 45 min. workshop was Jérome Oguey, who spoke about sex vs. gender, the traits that people associate with feminine and masculine, and the way brains acquire biased thoughts (both helpful and unhelpful). His presentation is available below.