Mirror, Mirror: Solutions for Challenges Around Religious and LGBT Identities
Connection Zone/Acadia (Third Floor)
| Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering I&D)
Conflicts between religious and LGBTQ communities continue to make headlines, from the debates around marriage equality to the fight for basic civil rights. When we bring our whole selves to work, outside tensions influence workplace interactions. In the workplace, these conflicts manifest in many ways, from uncomfortable conversations to overt discrimination. The resulting assumption is that these conflicts are inevitable and unavoidable. This session will unpack this assumption by identifying the misconceptions and oversimplifications that too often derail constructive conversations about this topic. The session will provide you with parameters and possibilities for mitigating conflicts and creating cultures of inclusion for everyone at work, regardless of how employees identify.