Practical steps to shift an exclusionary culture in your organisation
From the Ashwin Willemse saga to the scandal at Equal Education, discussions about race, gender and inequality are in the news every day.
To facilitate dialogue around these experiences, Litha Sokutu and Dylan Campbell created the Social Literacy Conversation.
Sokutu and Campbell define social literacy as 'the toolkit to engage and understand different cultural identities and social experiences, in order to move towards a state of inclusion'.
Through work in NGOs, seminars, anthropology research and focus groups, SLC tries to move the national conversation forward and to create policies and practical tools for transformation.
Speaking to John Maytham, Dylan Campbell and Litha Sokutu spoke about the social literacy conversation, started a year ago.
Something that we really want to reiterate today is that when we speak about transformation and diversity, these two things, they are often in the imagination of South Africa are associated with race, but they are about so much more than that.Dylan Campbell, Social Literacy Conversation
They are about gender, sexuality, religious identity and it is really about creating inclusive spaces where you can get a variety of different people to feel comfortable.Dylan Campbell, Social Literacy Conversation
Sokutu says they have been working with an NGO that has bases and branches nationally.
And what we realised is, if you sit and you educate people about what transformation isn't and what it isn't is the confluence of demographic change and the lowering of standards.Litha Sokutu, Social Literacy Conversation
But rather what it could be which is assessing the DNA of an organisation and changing that perception that this is something positive which can grow your organisation, then you actually do achieve that.Litha Sokutu, Social Literacy Conversation
Listen to the full interview below:
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