Celebrate International Women’s Day with U of G Women, Work and Wellness: Equity vs Equality.

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MacKinnon 103
NW corner of building - use doors across from Johnston Hall


Indira Naidoo-Harris will initiate a conversation to reflect on the differences between equity and equality to generate a discussion on how this plays out at the University of Guelph and in our lives.

Etymologically, the root word they share is aequus, meaning “even” or “fair” or “equal” - which led to equity being from the Latin aequitas, and equality from aequalitas. Yet, despite these similarities, equity and equality are inherently different concepts, and the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme seeks to help forge worldwide conversation about this important issue and its impact. So, what's the difference between 'equity' and 'equality' - and why is it important to understand, acknowledge and value this as women?

The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme seeks to get the world talking about why "equal opportunities are no longer enough" - and can in fact be exclusionary, rather than inclusive.

Register now! A light lunch will be provided. Your reply will ensure we don’t under or over-cater.

Hosted by U of G Women, Work and Wellness. 

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