An exercise I often used in diversity training was to have participants divide a large circle into proportioned sections representing the dimensions of diversity most reflective of their current life experience. Many years ago when I did this exercise, race and gender took up at least half of the circle, with moderate sections devoted to other dimensions like class, sexual orientation, religion and mental and physical ability. I am not sure if I even devoted a small slice to the dimension of age. Yet, today, if I were to slice up that pie, probably half of it would be focused on age. It is not just because I am getting older, but more so because those around me are getting older. continue reading>>
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