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Open Lens Collective

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The Open Lens Collective is an invitation to folks holding space for learning & growth to reflect on diversity, inclusion & identity in their practice.

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Welcome to the Open Lens Study Group!

The Open Lens Study Group is an invitation to anyone holding space for learning and growth to reflect on diversity, inclusion, identity, privilege and power for themselves and in their practices. The intention is to co-create an interactive learning space through exploring discomfort and challenging pre-existing notions around these topics.

🔍 What is the Open Lens Study Group, and how does it work?
The Open Lens Study Group is an online learning and development journey co-created and organized around different themes under the diversity and inclusion umbrella. It is offered in five-week cycles using live online sessions, with each cycle focusing on a specific theme and facilitated by an external practitioner specialised in it.

👩🏽‍🏫👨🏼‍🏫🧑🏻‍🏫 Who is the Open Lens Study Group for?
The study group is open for everyone who holds space for learning and growth and wants to reflect on the intersection of diversity and inclusion and their practice. Those can be facilitators, teachers, mentors, support persons, coaches or whatever you call yourself.

We welcome both folks already working on the core topics in relation to themselves and their practice and those at the beginning of their journey. We believe that un- and relearning inclusive and reflective practices is a life-long adventure. 

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Who created and organises the Open Lens Study Group?
The Open Lens Study Group was born out of the desire of a group of individuals to self-reflect, learn and grow personally and professionally. The goal is to increase our own awareness about diversity, inclusion, identity, power and privilege, and develop new resources and practices to support other people doing the same in the spaces that we hold. 

We envision this study group as a collective that works collaboratively, taking turns in different tasks and sharing responsibilities so that the initiative eventually becomes sustainable and self-organised. We learn as we go, and we welcome everyone who wants to join us on this journey!

Should you have any questions, you can reach us here. But, please, be aware that the organisers of the Open Lens Study Groups are volunteers, so the response time might differ.

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Updates on our activities and progress.

Cycle 1 of the Open Lens Study Group gets started!

We are so excited that we will start with our initial cohort of 18 participants tomorrow! Together we will spend the next five weeks exploring intersectionality and its relation to our practice of holding spaces for learning and growth.
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Published on August 31, 2021 by Anuschka Ruge