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Changing Perceptions: How might we build a sustainable society?
Tue 25 April 2017, 11:00 – 15:30 BST
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln
We live in a cosmopolitan society, yet some groups face significantly greater challenges than others. The aim of this workshop is to encourage curiosity in and an understanding of responsible consumerism, including the challenges encountered due to unethical behaviours.
The workshop aims to start a debate of notions and issues surrounding responsible consumerism, leading to problem solving and idea generation for a more sustainable society. The workshop is organised by Bright Red Triangle as part of the project, “Changing Perceptions: Embracing Diversity”.
Here are our speakers:
Ewan Aitken, CEO, Cyrenians
Dr. Fiona Macpherson, Kilcheran
Jean-Matthieu, Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council
11:00 - 11:20 am - Coffee/tea & nibbles
11:20 - 11:25 am - Bright Red Triangle & Changing Perceptions introduction
11:25 - 11:45 am - Ewan Aitken - "Building the City"
11:45 - 12:10 pm - Dr. Fiona Macpherson, "Diversity in Sustainable Living"
12:10 - 12:30 pm - Jean-Matthieu, "Communities for Conservation"
12:30 - 12:45 pm - Q/A round
12:45 - 1:00 pm - Break
1:00 - 2:15 pm - Design 4 Community session
2:15 - 2:30 pm - Presentations
2:30 - 2:45 pm - Feedback and closing address
**For staff and students from Edinburgh Napier University who would like to attend the workshop, please note that we are providing cabs for a few groups. If you would like to avail that, please write to Nika - firstname.lastname@example.org
About the project, “Changing Perceptions - Embracing Diversity”
It is an interactive workshop series organised by Bright Red Triangle and is open to students, staff and network partners aspiring to shape, share and develop ideas that encourage inclusion in a multi-cultural society, the economy and diverse communities of Scotland.
The focus of the workshops is to consolidate the energies of staff and students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities residing in Scotland to inculcate in them a culture of questioning the ambiguity prevalent in the society and challenging the stereotypes.
Changing Perceptions endeavours to create a culture of recognising team diversity and multi-disciplinary working. We intend to encourage curiosity, raise the level of debate and challenge students and staff to take action, but we need you to get involved if we are really going to make a difference.
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