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Gender Tech Privilege in Tech
Duration (hours) 0.5  +
Kind of learning session Gender and Tech  +
Learning objectives Demonstrating physically differences in privileges with regards to technology, and thinking through how these affect access to, and presence in, the tech community  +
Methodology Line up all participants on either a line
Line up all participants on either a line in the middle of the room, or on the middle step. Facilitator reads out various statements regarding access to/privilege in technology, and participants are asked to take one step forward if this is true for them, or one step back if not. Sample: * I had a computer at home when I was growing up * Where I live, I have good, consistent access to the internet * I was under the age of 10 when I first accessed a computer * I have my own laptop now * I didn't have my own laptop until I was over 18. * I can access the majority of what I want to read online, in my native language. By noticing who moves forwards and backwards, and how often people swap spaces, participants are encouraged to think about their own levels of privilege within the community. At the end of the exercise, ask the participants if there were any surprises in what they saw among the group. How do they think these privileges affect their current life and work?
ileges affect their current life and work?  +
Number of facilitators involved 1  +
Prerequisites Space to walk up and down – ideally steps, but a room with a 'baseline' marked, and space to walk forwards and backwards, would also work. NB: not accessibility friendly, as participants need to walk forwards and backwards.  +
Technical needs None, apart from space  +
Title of the tutorial Thinking through privilege in tech  +
Tutorial category Icebreaking  + , Energiser  +
Categories Tutorials
Modification date
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6 August 2015 19:05:04  +
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