This workshop is designed to facilitate the exchange of controversial ideas on diversity and inclusion, fueling a constructive debate. The goal is to strengthen the group’s ability to tackle challenges and be inspired and prepared to go forth into the world and demolish barriers to inclusion and build diverse digital communities.
For this to happen, we invite participants to join in creating the most diverse of the working groups: people from different countries, cultures, religions; with different opinions; with any sexual, political, philosophical preference; unemployed, on social benefits, academics, politicians, civil servants. We also very much welcome diversity of languages: the main workshop language is English, but we’re happy to try to translate in a few languages we know – please ask us at the beginning of the session.
We will draw on the expertise in the room to collectively discuss controversial points of view, identify blockers and debate policies and practices.
We’ll close the session with a round-up of learnings and thoughts about concrete next steps towards action, both at an individual and at a community level.
Building Diversity is a group facilitating the creation of strategies and actions to challenge the lack of diversity in digital communities. Breaking boundaries since 2014.