Who hasn’t heard about inclusion in Ukraine? It seems like everyone has already heard about this word, borrowed from a foreign language. What is inclusion? It is about including people into processes of education, decision making, entertainment, volunteering opportunities, career opportunities, etc.
Often, when we talk about inclusivity, we also talk about accessibility. About ramps, entryways, elevators, tactile tiles, Braille, audio descriptions and audio books, sign language, correct vocabulary, tutors in schools and many other things.
In the contemporary world, inclusivity is not just about people with disabilities, it is also about the Roma and Greek people, about the LGBT+ community and young parents, it is about people on the autism spectrum and developmental disabilities. And these people definitely are among the young people whom we all work with. So how do we, youth centers, become more inclusive? Let’s figure it out together as we watch a film and discuss it with experts.
Moderator: Olena Podobied-Frankivska (Ukrainian Assocaiation of Youth Centers).
Experts: Svitlana Yarova (Youth Center "Kvadrat"), Yana Salakhova (practic of Theatre of oppressed, Head of Board NGO "Theatre of changes", independent expert in sphere of non-discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes), Iryna Polietukha (Head of the Department of Regional Youth Policy and Support of Youth Initiatives of the Department of Youth Policy of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine).