Let’s play the EQUALITYLet’s play the EQUALITY
The Independent Living CenterThe Independent Living Center
Staff meetingStaff meeting
February 16, 2012February 16, 2012
Andrea BueningAndrea Buening
IL Special Projects CoordinatorIL Special Projects Coordinator
Which group do you belong to?Which group do you belong to?
Pass the container ofPass the container of
If one of these groupsIf one of these groups
applies to you, take aapplies to you, take a
If you end up with noIf you end up with no
YOU WIN!YOU WIN!
You are a certain RaceYou are a certain Race
You belong to a Political PartyYou belong to a Political Party
You have a Religious preferenceYou have a Religious preference
You are from a specific CultureYou are from a specific Culture
You are from an Ethnic GroupYou are from an Ethnic Group
You have a National originYou have a National origin
You have a DisabilityYou have a Disability
You have Socio-economicYou have Socio-economic
differences than your co-workersdifferences than your co-workers
You are either male or femaleYou are either male or female
You have a different FamilyYou have a different Family
structure, i.e. multiplestructure, i.e. multiple
generations residing together,generations residing together,
You have a preferred SexualYou have a preferred Sexual
You have either good health orYou have either good health or
poor healthpoor health
You are of a specific “Age” groupYou are of a specific “Age” group
You have Values which differYou have Values which differ
from your co-workersfrom your co-workers
You are either married, divorced,You are either married, divorced,
or single and have never beenor single and have never been
The Equality GameThe Equality Game
You WINYou WIN
Or do you???Or do you???
Are you a Martian?Are you a Martian?
Can you name ONE instance of:Can you name ONE instance of:
discrimination at TILC based on which groupdiscrimination at TILC based on which group
someone belongs to?someone belongs to?
Of course not!Of course not!
TILC has committed toTILC has committed to
Equality which is the Current term forEquality which is the Current term for
‘‘Equal OpportunitiesEqual Opportunities’’
Equality in BusinessesEquality in Businesses
Works to:Works to:
break down barriers, eliminate discrimination and ensure equal opportunitybreak down barriers, eliminate discrimination and ensure equal opportunity
Provide access for all groups both in employment, and to goods and servicesProvide access for all groups both in employment, and to goods and services
Why is Equality important in a business environment?Why is Equality important in a business environment?
Equality protects people in the workplace but also embraces diversity.Equality protects people in the workplace but also embraces diversity.
Embracing equality and diversity brings to an organization a wide range ofEmbracing equality and diversity brings to an organization a wide range of
experience, ideas and creativity whilst giving the individual employee a feeling ofexperience, ideas and creativity whilst giving the individual employee a feeling of
being enabled to work to their full potential.being enabled to work to their full potential.
TILC seeks to embrace DiversityTILC seeks to embrace Diversity
Why does TILC respect individual differences?Why does TILC respect individual differences?
Ideas forIdeas for improvingimproving TILC’S Commitment to the concept of Equality?TILC’S Commitment to the concept of Equality?
Suggestions for continually including the conceptSuggestions for continually including the concept of Equality in TILC’sof Equality in TILC’s
daily operations?daily operations?
Why is this concept important to each of us?Why is this concept important to each of us?
Why is this concept important to TILCWhy is this concept important to TILC??
Why is this concept important to you as an employee of TILC?Why is this concept important to you as an employee of TILC?
Definitions of equality and diversity termsDefinitions of equality and diversity terms
Equality and Diversity Team 2006Equality and Diversity Team 2006