The LKDSB Parent Involvement Committee presents:
Beating Your Bias with Yassmin Abdel-Magied – a virtual event
Date: April 28, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81813948482?pwd=TXhIUGp4ZGNjUEM1UWdaa0dCNldPQT09
No pre-registration required
We've all heard about the concept of 'unconscious bias', but how does it play out with respect to gender in the world we live? In this engaging and informative talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied will use her personal experience as an engineer backed up by research from across the world to illustrate the impacts of gender bias in our educational institutions, our social structures and beyond. She will also share what we can do about it, so that we create safer, fairer and more productive spaces for all - especially in this post COVID-19 world.
This presentation is suitable for ages 14+. Closed captioning is available upon request – please contact Bonnie Gotelaer no later than April 13.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate with a background in mechanical engineering.
One of the 2020 LinkedIn Changemakers, Yassmin is a globally sought-after advisor on issues of social justice, focused on race, gender and faith. She has travelled to 24 countries delivering keynotes on inclusive leadership, tackling unconscious bias and achieving substantive change. Yassmin's internationally acclaimed TED talk, What does my headscarf mean to you, has been viewed over two million times and was chosen as one of TED's top ten ideas of 2015. Yassmin has published a memoir and two fiction novels with Penguin Random House and has a number of screenwriting projects in development. Her social and current affairs commentary has appeared in TIME, The Guardian and Teen Vogue and she is a regular on the BBC, Aljazeera, TRT and Monocle 24.
In all her work, Yassmin is an advocate for transformative justice and a fairer, safer world for all.