Workshop: Diversity & Unconscious Bias

Date: 26.06.19 -

Time: 7:30 pm -

Location: tuesday coworking (Belziger Strasse)

Join us at tuesday coworking on Wednesday 26th June at 7pm for an open unconscious bias workshop, led by facilitators Rhianna Ilube and Meera Somji.

What is unconscious bias?

Unconscious biases are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, deeply engrained, universal, and able to influence behavior. Through this workshop, we’ll explore some of our own biases, where they come from, and what we can do to recognise and combat the impact of our ingrained biases on others. We will also talk about how you can work with your organisations and communities to recruit and build a more inclusive working environment.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is open to everyone. We encourage people from all backgrounds to come – whether you are a freelancer, working in a large organisation, artist, start-up or anywhere else! Everyone can benefit from reflecting on one’s cultural assumptions and biases, and recognising the importance for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Facilitators:

Meera Somji graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology. She worked as a strategy consultant for three years with the boutique London-based consultancy Plural Strategy Group, where she helped to develop corporate strategies for businesses primarily in media and industrials. Meera spent one year in New York to help build the Plural US office where she led the recruitment effort. At the moment she works as Senior Manager, Product and Customer Success at SmartXpo, a start-up offering predictive analytics. At university Meera campaigned to ensure that sexual harassment was properly addressed as her college’s Women’s Officer and currently volunteers in refugee resettlement.

Rhianna Ilube is a writer, facilitator and curator from London. She has run a series of diversity and bias workshops for INGOs in London, and consulted on the implementation of fairer recruitment practices. She moved to Berlin in 2018, where she completed a curatorial residency at be’kech anti-cafe. She founded and hosts Berlin’s No Small Talk Party, and curated an event series on ‘Afropean’ identity. She is the co-host of the podcast Tanti Table, interviewing artists and activists from diaspora communities across Germany. She is currently working with the Advocacy Academy to curate and run a series of workshops in Berlin on issues of identity and politics in Germany. She has a first-class degree from Cambridge University in Politics, Psychology and Sociology.

Location: tuesday coworking, Belziger Straße 67/71, Berlin, 10823

Cost: Suggested donation between 5 to 10 euros