News Archive

2021

  • April

    Hidden Gems: April 8

    Don't miss the live premiere of Hidden Gems, April 8 at 7:00 pm. You may start the event from the beginning at any point after that. We hope you enjoy!
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  • March

    Mental Health Week Focused on Stigma

    Rsgc: R-reflection, S-stigma, G-growth C-community. That was the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week, which was held virtually from February 22-26. 
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  • Othering Part 2

    When we start describing ourselves as part of a group of people united in a “we”, while other people are constructed as fundamentally different, united in a “they”, we are using a powerful weapon that might serve to delegitimize others. And too often, these distinctions are drawn along the classic axes of discrimination and power differences, like sexuality, gender, ethnicity, “race”, class and so on.
     
    According to Michel Foucault, othering is strongly connected with power and knowledge. When we “other” another group, we point out their perceived weaknesses to make ourselves look stronger or better. It implies a hierarchy, and it serves to keep power where it already lies. Colonialism is one such example of the powers of othering.
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  • January

    Othering

    Othering can be defined "as a set of dynamics, processes and structures that engender marginality and persistent inequality across any of the full range of human differences based on group identities. Dimensions of othering include, but are not limited to, religion, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status (class), disability, sexual orientation and skin tone". 
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