Last week, I had the opportunity to spend the evening discussing this topic with some very insightful individuals for the University of Manitoba’s Visionary Conversations in the Community.
The discussion was an open conversation between myself and my co-panellists about the way in which people in our community gain power, privilege, and inclusion. We discussed who the individuals with power are and how they got their power, and who doesn’t have power and possible reasons why.
How do people access Manitoba’s inner circles? My insight into this question was regarding newcomers to Canada. How can new immigrants compete in a community that is dominated by the “old boys’ club” of individuals who have known each other since grade school? How can they “break” into the community?
Check out my perspective, and the perspective of my co-panellists, here. My comments can be found at 3:37, 13:28, 41:27, 51:56, 1:04:50, 1:22:50, and 1:31:00.