Diversity Discourse — a 360° approach to fostering Diversity and Inclusion

The course examines diversity as a social, cultural, and political construct. It focuses on how diversity comes to be defined and represented in our everyday lives — how we look differently at “people who are not like us”, especially in terms of religion, sexual orientation, disability, and economic status. Conceptions and misconceptions that define and explain diversity will be discussed. It explores the framework within which systems of domination and exclusions operate. The course is an interdisciplinary enquiry of the factors that influence understanding diversity and policy-making. This enquiry is most important and urgent as it helps understand the legal and attitudinal barriers that compel us to look differently at people “who are not like us”. The main focus of thiscourse is to sensitize participants to the many communities that society implicitly and explicitly excludes, and make a case for why it is necessary to bring these communities into the mainstream.

Open to Undergraduate and postgraduate students

Learning Objectives
- To demystify diversity
- To normalize diversity
- Effective representation of diversity in everyday interactions and communication

Methodology
- Immersion workshops
- Lectures
- Classroom discussions
- Film screening

Resource Person
Krishna Warrier
Consultant (XRCVC and IITB-Monash Research Academy)
Former Deputy Editor, Reader’s Digest

No. of Credits - 1 Transfer Credit 

No. of Students - 20 per batch 
 
Fee - Free 
 
Dates - May-June
 
Time Slot 1 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Time Slot 2 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
No. of Sessions - 6
 
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