Critical Thinking by Design
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About the Event
Inspired by the Socratic philosophy, “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” This professional development equity session is designed to challenge participants to think critically about bias, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. Participants will be guided through activities designed to raise critical consciousness and highlight the bias we all have and to better understand how we can use this awareness to create a safe, caring and inclusive environment promoting dignity and respect for all. Participants will engage with unlearn posters designed to provoke thought to inspire positive change. If you are still unsure why you would ever want to unlearn, attend this session with an open mind and prepare to have your mind stretched. Caution: breakthrough ahead.
Abhi Ahluwalia - Founder, CEO & Facilitator
Abhi believes design has the ability to challenge the way people think and ultimately change the world. Abhi is the co-founder and past president of YOUCAN, Youth Canada Association, an organization he helped establish when he was 23. YOUCAN’s mission is to “equip and inspire others to peacefully resolve conflicts and develop healthy relationships in their communities”. YOUCAN during this period was one of Canada's leading national organizations run for youth, by youth. Abhi is the recipient of the Lincoln M. Alexander Award and the Anne and Ed Mirvish Achievement Award which recognizes individuals that have made a significant and innovative contribution towards eliminating racial prejudice and discrimination in our society.
Lakhdeep Dhaliwal - VP Equity Education & Facilitator
Upon completion of a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Lakhdeep went on to become certified as an International Language Instructor and has held various positions in academia such as Language Assessment Officer, College Instructor, and IELTS Examiner. Lakhdeep also has a passion for front line leadership in the field of Human Rights, Equity & Diversity. He has worked with YMCA Canada, Halton Multicultural Council, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Lakhdeep is an instructor at Conestoga College School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services and Vice President of Equity Education with unlearn. His servant leadership approach is inclusive and culturally aware; Lakhdeep is the recipient of a number of awards in the classroom and community arenas.
unlearn's vision is to help inspire people to see the humanity in everyone
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