Diversity in Gaming Culture

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Email:nathangandy (at) crowder.edu (Replace (at) with @ for real address.)
Category:Trade Day Event
Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Wed Jul 29 11:00 am - noon (1 hour)
Host:unknown (Crowder College)
Ages:Everyone (6+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?Yes
Location:JW, room 301
Tickets:40 out of 50 are available (as of 6:57 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)
Event added:Thu Aug 27 6:57 am

A discussion on the educational benefits of gaming in communicating cross-cultural experiences. Includes topics demonstrating an increased need for diversity in gaming media.

Join presenters Nathan Gandy (Psychologist, Lead Instructor at Crowder College) and Ben Barnes (Second Chief of The Shawnee Tribe, Director of Shawnee Language Preservation & Education) as they discuss the need for a greater cultural representation in gaming and popular media. This lecture will outline the psychological and sociological benefits of having more diverse characters and scenarios, as well as gaming’s ability to help educate participants on difficult or foreign concepts due to cultural differences. This discussion will touch on gender, race, sexuality and other cultural representations in gaming media.

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