As an equity diversity and inclusion specialist I have taught various courses over the past twenty years and observed that many of the participants held unique perspectives about the term diversity that needs to be de-mystified. Myth #1: Diversity means ethnic diversity. There are three levels of diversity: Inherent, acquired and thought. Inherent diversity involves… Continue reading De-mystifying Common Diversity Myths
Welcome to my blog. The purpose of the blog is to share my experiences of implementing equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Canadian workplaces. Moreover, to provide a safe space for readers to share ideas, critique and dialogue around social justice issues. I have worked as a diversity and inclusion advisor for over two… Continue reading Authentic Engagement or Pseudo Efforts?
My biological father and mother were born in India in the 1930s to middle class Muslim parents. They met in Lucknow, a large city in Northern India. In keeping with customs, both sides of the family met and gave their blessings; my parents married in the early 1940s. India was split into two independent nations… Continue reading Recognizing Racism