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Pre-Conference Workshop

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Members: $75 | Non-Members: $95 

Get the most out of your conference experience by attending the pre-conference workshop! Registration is required and tickets can be added to your conference registration. If you have already registered and would like to add on the pre-conference workshop, please contact EACE Headquarters at [email protected].

Factuality | A Crash Course on Structural Inequality in America, via Board Game
Natalie Gillard

What if the opportunity to discuss inequality in the US was presented via an equally unconventional yet interactive, engaging, and harmless platform? During this session, participants will play FACTUALITY, a facilitated dialogue, crash course, and board game, all in one, that simulates how structural inequality plays out in this country. 

Participants will be required to select a character that differs from how they identify and are then engaged in a facilitated conversation that includes but is not limited to: racial, gender, religious, and sexual orientation discrimination, gender and racial pay gaps, redlining and gentrification, median income averages by race and gender, (mental) health disparities, prison and bail disparities, (dis)ability, environmental injustice, education inequity, and intersectionality. FACTUALITY evokes empathy, increases cultural competence, & enhances self-awareness.

How will structural inequality impact your character? How will structural inequality impact you?

Presenter: Natalie Gillard

During her undergraduate experience, Natalie Gillard found that support for individuals from diverse backgrounds was rather limited. The latter ignited her desire to pursue a self-designed graduate study in Race and Ethnic Relations, as well as diverse professional opportunities. Natalie has held various inclusion roles over her 12 year career including Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Experience at Stevenson University.

Natalie is the creator of FACTUALITY, a facilitated dialogue, crash course, and board game, all in one, that explores structural inequality based on national statistics. FACTUALITY has supported the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives of Fortune 500 company Lockheed Martin, Bloomberg Industry Group, the College Board, the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Bill Gates Millennium Scholars, Princeton, UCLA, and The University of Arizona, where author and civil rights activist, bell hooks participated. 

FACTUALITY has reached over 14,000 participants and was recently featured in Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore issue. FACTUALITY has also been featured in the Afro American Newspaper, Boston Voyager, The Johns Hopkins Newsletter, The Baltimore Jewish Times, is listed in the Kellogg Foundation's Racial and Equity Resource Guide, and became an ice cream flavor through a partnership with social justice ice cream brand, Taharka Brothers.

Learn more about Natalie Gillard and FACTUALITY