Tue, Feb 28, 2023

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM CST (GMT-6)

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Join the GEN, P@K, WBA, and representatives from Northwestern's Women's Center to kickoff Gender Equity Week with a lunch and learn workshop covering the different ways gender bias shows up in our everyday language. We will be seeking a judgment free zone open to and encouraging of the participation of those who feel behind on their terms. We will open our discussion with a bit of history to illustrate why it is important to recognize and affirm the gender identities of your colleagues, fellow students, staff, and faculty. We will move from where you are to a place in which you can more effectively and consistently demonstrate respect through proper pronoun usage and what to do when you or others make mistakes. Time permitting, we will talk a bit about other forms of commonplace sexist language and the many ways it may intersect with ableist, racist or otherwise offensive ways of speaking. Our objective won't be to make lists of things we should and should not say, but to work together to understand the history and impact of bias in our language so that our fundamental approach to naming and describing those around us is based in dignity and able to adapt as individual terms come and go. This event is open to all Kellogg students and JVs of all gender identities!

Lunch will be provided for the first 35 people!
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