The third annual Diversity Dialogue Conference was held on Friday March 30th at Kwantlen University Polytechnic. Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, guest speakers, panelists, facilitators and RMCS staff that made this conference a success. Our theme this year was how to stand up to discrimination and we used playback theatre as a medium.
The youth/student track involved facilitation form Richmond in 3D and had groups of students sharing, creating and acting out scenarios and solutions to acts of discrimination.
The adult track had a morning workshop facilitated by Zoe Kreye and her students at Emily Carr. We mirrored World Cafe and there were 5 table topics; ostricization, physical discrimination, verbal discrimination, power balance and racial profiling. The afternoon session was facilitated by Vancouver Playback Theatre and adults were able to playback situations involving discrimination.
We had over 80 people attend the conference and the feedback has been overwhelming positive. Check out photos from the Conference on our Richmond Multicultural Facebook Page. We look forward to hosting the 4 annual Diversity Conference next year.
This event could not be made possible without the generous support of the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.