Persons who most commonly experience intersectional discrimination are women from ethnic minorities, women with disabilities, elderly women, queer persons with disabilities, and elderly and teenage LGBT+ persons /Cieślikowska, Sarata, 2012/. People in minority groups act increasingly frequently to support equality, such as self-advocacy initiatives. Research has shown that a visual message draws greater attention and stays in the memory longer than a verbal message conveyed /for example Hayek, 2008/, while during workshops on discrimination, the pictures are usually photographs taken in a US context or graphics that contribute little, taken from the Internet. Illustration in this way may give an impression that the discussion does not concern real people living in Poland here and now.
In the project, we wish to draw attention to the visual aspect of information conveyed regarding equality and the particular situation of people who experience intersectional discrimination.
We will hold storytelling and discrimination prevention workshops (three-day meeting) and workshops on self-advocacy and graphic design (two three-day meetings). We will provide participants with graphic design and self-advocacy training, and set tasks to do in between the meetings. Once the devised self-advocacy measures have been conducted, we will evaluate and widely distribute them.
The participants will improve their graphic design, writing information for release, and advocacy competences, and prepare five self-advocacy measures and ten illustrated information packs on equality and diversity.
Ten women, transgender, and non-binary people experiencing intersectional discrimination will be involved in the project.