Discussion: Inclusiveness Statement
Extra Muros organizes an open discussion and close reading of the UCT inclusiveness statement. The inclusiveness statement is a piece of Tilburg University College policy:
‘’As an institution dedicated to critical inquiry, we are committed to examining any kind of prejudice, and to creating space for voices that, for no good reason, are less heard. We see it as our task to ensure that imbalances of power, for instance between people of different gender, sexual orientation, color, class, cultural or religious background, age, or (dis)ability, are not replicated within the university, but are actively countered. How to define these imbalances of power and how to counter them will be a topic of ongoing discussion, and will be a consideration whenever decisions are made to recruit new faculty and students, to form committees, to design the curriculum, to compose a syllabus, to invite speakers, and to put together academic panels ’’
During the discussion, we will engage in the questions on what the statement means, what it affects and what we want out of it.
The discussion will be designed to be first step into thinking about matters of inclusivity in our program and education in its broadest sense!