DiscriminACTION is a round table led by LdM Event Planning students within the wider the Art is in the Square celebrations, taking place Saturday, May 11th. The conference revolves around violence and discrimination in our society and how these can quietly seep into our lives, causing distress and uneasiness.
Nowadays discrimination can come in several forms, either blatant or subtle: from household appliances industry’s bias against left-handed people, to the salary gap between male and female workers, examples of intolerance and unfairness can be found in any environment. LdM Event Planning students were tasked with identifying the most striking pieces of evidences of discrimination in their everyday life, conduct thorough research and finally organize a round table to discuss them.
Students’ assignments also included designing graphics and shooting a video to support the information and awareness campaign on both printed material and social media; select and invite influential speakers to the round table, in order to discuss the outcome of their research; cooperate with the Body Language course professor to examine how our negative feelings can show through our body expressions.