Racism, Exclusion & Risk
Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 01:00 to 01:55
The widespread prevalence of racism in our society and institutions shapes disaster risks. Mechanisms of differentiation based on race are determinants in the social construction of vulnerability and exposure, perpetuating systemic patterns of exclusion and privilege. By overlooking reality, people and organizations often fail to notice racism, or anticipate the risks this can engender and entrench. We can do something about it… But how to initiate constructive conversations on the difficult intersection of race and risk?
Hop into this interactive session with literaryperformer Regie Gibson and risk-takers Janot Mendler de Suarez and Pablo Suarez. We’ll ignite some sparks with a selection of cartoons created during earlier UR2020 sessions. Finally, building on “meaning-making” lines co-created by UR2020 participants, Regie will deliver a live Spoken Word performance on anti-racism, inclusion and resilience.
This Plenary has been organized by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and the World Bank’s Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice.
It builds off a World Bank Anti-Racism workshop developed by World Bank’s Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice.
Part of the plenary involved showcasing cartoons reflecting various issues around racism, exclusion and risk. These cartoons were developed using inspiration, input and insight from participants at the 2020 Understanding Risk Forum. They were developed by Emily Flake, Feggo, and Yescene with thanks to CartoonCollections.com. These cartoons are free for use by World Bank staff, per the licensing agreement. All others, please contact Samantha@CartoonCollections.com to arrange for licensing.