Unpacking Power & Privilege

Dialogues on Race & Identity

This weekly session began as an ongoing dialogue around Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture (by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun) during the summer of 2019. The Unpacking Power & Privilege sessions will build off those dialogues to include more related topics and voices. We are opening the sessions to proposals for facilitators interested in leading dialogues on these topics. This call is open to the campus community, including students, staff and faculty.

Tim Miller, Loren Collins, Michel Sargent, Kimberly Stelter [contact us to add your name]

Upcoming Events

Dialogues are held each Friday from 12:00-12:50pm in the Library

Sept 27th - Discussing Short Vintage Films Through a Social Justice Lens

Oct 4th - Talking to People About White Privilege (building strategies and stamina)

Oct 11th -

Call for Proposals

We are looking for people interested in leading a session about power and privilege in the context of race and identity. This call is open to all staff, faculty and students interested in presenting a session and leading a dialogue.

  • Review process: proposals are accepted until all dates are filled (Fridays 12-12:50 from Oct 18th - Dec 13th, excluding Nov 29th).
  • Proposal form is at the bottom of this page.

Models for facilitating dialogues

Each session should include time for interactive dialogue with participants, so that at least 15 minutes is dedicated to discussion and/or activity.

  • Provide time within the presentation to allow for discussion and/or activities interspersed within the session.
  • Present a short lecture/video/lesson (25 mins) and then lead a dialogue (15 mins).

Potential topics

  • Cultural Humility
  • White Fragility
  • Equity
  • Bias
  • Identity
  • Privilege
  • Intersectionality
  • White Supremacy Culture
  • Free Speech vs Hate Speech
  • Code Switching
  • Linguistic Privilege