FACTUALITY, The Game
Community Service Building
100 W. 10th Street, Room 105
Registration for this event is free thanks to a generous grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co.
RAPIDLY DISSEMINATES THE FACTS IN A UNIQUELY ENGAGING MANNER
FACTUALITY is a facilitated dialogue, crash course, and board game, all in one, that simulates real life experiences in America. It is played with a rich group of diverse characters (above) that encounter a series of fact based advantages and limitations based on the intersection of their race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, and class.
THOROUGHLY UNPACKS 12 INTERSECTING AREAS
FACTUALITY’s board game delivery creates a comfortable environment for participants to simulate structural inequality, in America. Participants will discuss and unpack the structural limitations and advantages that coincide with various intersecting identities.
FACTUALITY is played with eight characters that belong to the following racial groups: Asian, White, African American, and Latinx. There are male and female characters, LGBTQ characters, Muslim, and Jewish characters. Each character encounters a series of fact based advantages and limitations based on the intersection of their race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, and class.
Participants 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, privilege, gender and racial pay gaps, redlining and gentrification, median income averages by race and gender, (mental) health disparities, prison and bail disparities, accessibility, education inequity, and intersectionality.
- Participants will become acquainted with the intricacies of inequality’s intentionally structured foundation and its crippling cyclical nature.
- Participants will be able to dismantle the various preconceived biases associated with various marginalized groups.
- Participants will leave self-aware and can (begin to) contribute to inclusive rhetoric regarding the dissolution of structural inequality
Brief Bio: Natalie Gillard learned during her undergraduate years that support for people from diverse backgrounds was limited. That knowledge ignited her desire to pursue a self-designed graduate study in race and ethnic relations. Natalie has held various roles during her 12-year career, most recently as Stevenson University's assistant vice president for multicultural experience.
Natalie is the creator of FACTUALITY, which has supported diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at organizations that include Lockheed Martin; Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs; the College Board; the American Heart Association; the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights; Bill Gates Millennium Scholars; and University of Arizona. FACTUALITY has reached more than 6,000 participants.
NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for event to proceed.