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Online workshop

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Programme sessions with Pre-Image Learning and Action (PILAA)

We are pleased to announce that we have joined up with PILAA, to partner with us and help deliver a series of student facing, ‘diversity, inclusion and equality events, as it relates to Higher Education, learning and teaching, the Arts and the curriculum.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion  Programme sessions with Pre-Image Learning and Action (PILAA)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion  Programme sessions with Pre-Image Learning and Action (PILAA)

Time & Location

09 Apr 2022, 12:30 – 16:00

Online workshop

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About the Event

We are pleased to announce that we have joined up with PILAA, to partner with us and help deliver a series of student facing, ‘diversity, inclusion and equality events, as it relates to Higher Education, learning and teaching, the Arts and the curriculum. There will also be a limited number of spaces for staff to attend the training also.

PILAA’s origins and philosophy combine diversity and the Arts and they will take us on a journey of provocations around our understandings of difference, anti-racism, anti-classism and anti-prejudice, through a series of sessions, including: ‘Whiteness Made Simple and Class – The Elephant in the Room’, What is difference? ‘Self-Censorship and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues’, ‘Being Your Authentic Self in the Workplace’, as well as facilitating an ‘Open Forum’ on a specific theme, as agreed with yourselves.

The bespoke training aims to unpack individual and collective belief systems, looking at how we make sense of categories of difference; race, gender, sexuality, class, dis(ability) and those beyond the usual dogma. What goes without saying and who’s voices are heard in the institution? Who gets to speak and who’s are excluded? In these visual participatory sessions, you are invited to ruminate on what we think we know and the pre-conceptions we bring to the table.

This is the one of many steps towards our wider organisational commitment to improve equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at the OCA.

As well as raising awareness, this will help embed EDI into:

  • Our values
  • The way we learn, teach and work, including changing what we do and how we do it
  • The way we relate to each other and the institution

Sessions are at 2pm on the following dates:

Session 1: Jan 15th Whiteness made simple and Class: The Elephant in the Room

Session 2: Feb 5th What is difference?

Session 3: Feb 26th Being Your Authentic Self in the Workplace

Session 4: Mar 19th Self-Censorship and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues

Session 5: Apr 9th Open Forum (theme tbc)

How do I register/sign up?

We encourage you to attend all of the sessions, however, there will be a first come first serve booking process, as spaces are limited to 30, and additional 2 spaces for staff. Please note we will try and record these sessions for internal access.

To register please RSVP on this site. Any questions or concerns please email studyevents@oca.ac.uk

We look forward to meeting you at the sessions!

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