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Tuesday, October 13 • 11:15 - 12:00
Breakout 5: JEDI

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“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
~Dr. Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian (Murri) visual artist, activist and academic

Inclusion - what does it mean, what does it mean to you, what does it mean to the company that you work for? Or the people you hang out with? We want to use this breakout space to discuss what we like to call the JEDI skills - using the Force to learn about Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. How they are all intertwined, and how there are many types of oppression - gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body size, age, caregiver status, neurodiversity, disability status, and more - We can discuss how they show up in our day-to-day lives and what it means to be an ally.

Session 1
We’ll start by introducing the concepts of JEDI and how it fits in an Aotearoa context. Defining the journey to allyship.

Session 2
Explore deeper the different types of oppression and how they intersect. We will do an online privilege exercise and discuss the concepts that surface as a result.

Session 3
Why is there a lack of diversity in the tech industry? We’ve all observed the blame on small hiring pools and a lack of properly skilled members from underrepresented groups. This is referred to as “the pipeline problem.” In this session we will dive into the pipeline and its leaks, ways we can take responsibility, and explore actions we can take to be a part of the solution.

Session 4
Look at the next steps in an allyship journey and some day-to-day actions that all of us can take away. This breakout will be run in a Lean Coffee style:  we will, as a rōpu (group), add to a virtual whiteboard (http://bit.ly/nethui20-inclusion) and vote on the topics we want to talk about collectively.

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Vivian Chandra (She/Her)

Education Team Leader, Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust
Vivian Chandra is a facilitator for Allyskills NZ taking JEDI workshops (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) across Aotearoa, but also has a day job at the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust teaching digital technology skills to kaiako (teachers) across the country. Vivian has a First Class Honours in Sociology looking at the language behind rape culture and everyday sexism. In her spare time (hah!) she teaches empowerment self-defence... Read More →
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Lisa Conti

Intermediate Developer, Flick Electric
Lisa Conti is a web developer at Flick Electric where she also serves as a mental health first aider and diversity & inclusion committee member. Lisa has led micro workshops on facilitating inclusive meetings. Outside of work, she enjoys training for half-marathons and has recently... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:15 - 12:00 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 5: JEDI