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'Factuality' Sessions

Monday, 04 November, 2019

The Cross Cultural Center is hosting “Factuality,” an interactive board game experience to allow participants to simulate life within different sets of structural inequalities on Monday, Nov. 4, in the Center for Global Citizenship. Two sessions are planned, one at noon and another at 6 p.m.

Factuality’s board game delivery creates a comfortable environment for participants to simulate structural inequality, in America. In less than 90 minutes, participants will discuss and unpack the structural limitations and advantages that coincide with various intersecting identities.

The experience 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.