Facing Equality Portrait Series Launch | Law

Facing Equality Portrait Series Launch

Event date: 
1 August 2017
6:00pm to 7:00pm
UNSW Law, Level 1, Centres precinct

Join us for the launch of the "Facing Equality" portrait series, an initiative of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality.

By combining photographic portraits with thoughts and words from a diverse range of UNSW alumni, the project seeks to encourage all of us to face up to the challenge of equality in our time.

Implicit, not just explicit, forms of bias are a major obstacle to the achievement of equality in Australia today. Yet social psychologists have shown that mere exposure to images of successful individuals from diverse backgrounds can help shift expressions of implicit bias.

Exposure to diverse role models can also inspire students and other members of our community to imagine increased possibilities for themselves and others in their community for achieving change.

The Grand Challenge on Inequality is led by Professors Rosalind Dixon and Richard Holden.

The Facing Equality project is also generously supported by Mr Bill Manos, and in Law, co-led by Diane Macdonald as photographic and artistic director.

Light food and drinks will be provided.