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MMU ESRI Guest Seminar: Joy Wiggins

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(BR 2.19) Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

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ESRI Guest Seminar: 'From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace' By Joy Wiggins

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We are excited to host Joy Wiggins, professor, activist, educator, writer and founder of her consulting company, focusing on equity, inclusion, and social justice. She will be discussing her newly published book 'From Sabotage to Support: a New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace. This book tackles the complex questions that lie at the heart of the antipathy and sabotage that characterise many women's working relationships. Joy, and co-author Kami Anderson, confront these dynamics and offer practical and incisive solutions to overcome them.

This seminar will be open and valuable to all, and we encourage everyone regardless of gender and experience to come to hear Joy share her insights about the book and the wider struggle for racial and gender justice through compassion and open dialogue. The talk is open to all, and will be followed by a Q&A session, with refreshments provided.

From Sabotage to Support : "Aggression between women at work is trending. Women judge each other far more harshly than they judge men. This savvy new book shows why patriarchal power and privilege are to blame — and show how women can replace mutual sabotage with empowering alliances. Women at work tend to sabotage each other, knowingly or not. In a study of a thousand professionals on leadership qualities, women consistently rated female colleagues lower than they rated men on workplace competencies. But what triggers harsh judgment and micro-aggressions is far more pernicious than spite. An old, entrenched system of patriarchy has created a work environment that’s not only biased against women, it biases women against each other.

In From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace, authors Joy L. Wiggins and Kami J. Anderson investigate how the workplace’s patriarchal past still defines its present, triggering women to work in opposition. Old, socialized behaviours and ideologies influence implicit bias, keeping women and people of colour on the margins, and setting them in competition. As an antidote, women need to take an active approach to becoming better allies for each other, fully examining the intersections of power and privilege, looking at feminist history for milestones as well as missteps, and plotting a course for true inclusion

To order the book follow the link here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabotage-Support-Feminist-Solidarity-Workplace/dp/1974938042

Dr. Wiggins recently presented a TEDxWWU talk on "From Sabotage to Support: Women Liberating Women." She also presents workshops for faculty and staff at Western Washington University for the Campus Equity and Inclusion Forum and other organizations across the Pacific Northwest and internationally on equity and inclusion topics. Her research has been published in The Urban Review, Democracy and education, In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice, Journal of Children’s Literature, Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy and Educational Action Research. She has presented at numerous international, national and regional conferences with special invited sessions for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Network for Educational Renewal for her work with Global Peaceful Paths.

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