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Identity: What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

Identity: What's in a Name?

In this dynamic and thought-provoking workshop, we delve into the fascinating world of identity through the lens of names. Have you ever wondered about the significance of your name? Or how names shape our perceptions and experiences in society? Join us as we explore the multifaceted layers of identity embedded within the simple yet profound concept of a name.

Participants will embark on a journey to uncover the rich tapestry of meanings behind names. We'll examine the cultural, historical, and personal significance of names, considering how they influence our sense of self and our interactions with others.

Topics covered will include:
• The cultural and historical roots of naming practices
• The role of names in shaping personal and group identity
• Names and social perception: stereotypes, biases, and assumptions
• Naming conventions and their impact on inclusion and diversity
• Choosing or changing a name: exploring agency and empowerment

By the end of this workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between names and identity. They'll also leave with practical insights on how to navigate the nuances of names in various social and professional contexts, fostering greater empathy, understanding, and inclusivity in their interactions with others.

Whether you're curious about your own name's story, interested in the broader implications of naming practices, or simply eager to engage in meaningful dialogue about identity, this workshop offers a space for exploration, learning, and growth.

Join us for "Identity: What's in a Name?" and embark on a journey of discovery that promises to broaden your perspectives and deepen your appreciation for the power and significance of names in shaping who we are.

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