Sun. April 29, 2018 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Ticketed event: Workshop Ticket - $35.00
This workshop will explore U.S. white cultural norms that create an inequitable status quo, privileging whites and the concept of whiteness, while disenfranchising people of color. We will address the often paralyzing inaction of people in response to racial inequities (DiAngelo, 2016), as academics are commonly immobilized by the prospect of saying or doing something that could be perceived as prejudicial or simply uninformed. We will identify and challenge the conflation of whiteness and power through exploration of whiteness and white privilege. Reflecting upon one's own white privilege can catalyze action to improve equity and opportunity in STEM fields.
We plan to explore questions such as: What did your racialization (i.e., socialization regarding race) look like? In what ways might that racialization still inform your read on the world, however implicit? How does white privilege show up in your everyday life? In what ways might you have colluded with white dominance? As white facilitators, we will share tactics to disrupt the status quo to advance racial equity. Workshop attendees will leave with an increased awareness of white privilege, and will co-construct a racial justice toolkit aimed to dismantle it.