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Additional resources for inclusive language
Inclusive language promotes respectful and accepting interactions. Language has a powerful impact on shaping ideas, perceptions and attitudes, and should be accurate, fair and respectful. Language is not static; it is constantly evolving.
Support materials. The following video clips may assist in facilitating discussion about inclusive language:
Introduction and context
Amanda Marshall’s “Everybody’s Got a Story” video
Words shape our beliefs.
TedTalk: Chimamanda Adichi’s Single Story 3:00-4:50
Infographics: Inclusive Language: Ethno-Cultural, Racial and Faith
Inclusive Language: Aboriginal Peoples
Question: What is new information or what stands out for you?
Words shape our beliefs and our belief in ourselves.
YouTube clip: Hannah
Infographics: Inclusive Language:
Inclusive Language: Appearance, Age, Socio-Economic Status
Question: How does the use of inclusive language relate to your role?
Words can be powerful.
Ellen and Anderson Cooper talk show chat on the use of “that’s so gay”.
Infographics: Inclusive Language: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Inclusive Language: Gender
Question: How, in your role, can you support the use of more Inclusive language in our schools/workplace?