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“Check my what?” Unraveling Privilege
November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
“Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions.” – Audre Lorde
Oppressed groups are not responsible for educating those with privilege on their oppression. Most of us are privileged in one way or the other. How can we acknowledge our privilege and utilize it to be better allies, minimize our role in oppressive systems and better navigate our position in the university and the world?
Most of the time privilege is unacknowledged and invisible. Society grants privilege to people because of certain aspects of their identity. These aspects can include race, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, geographical location, ability, and religion, to name a few.
In this workshop we will guide you through understanding and reflecting on your privilege and give you tools and resources to apply your understanding in your daily life and interactions.
Join us for an intimate evening, full of discussion and activities, where communication and listening is encouraged, with the hope that we can come out of it equipped with more awareness and reflection of ourselves and our position in the university and society. Instead of being “guilty” of having privilege, join us in challenging the systems that privilege some and oppress others.
Activities, discussions and reflection on privilege, drinks and snacks!
14th of November, from 17:00-19:30
REC B5.12 (Common Room Anthropology)
For anyone who is curious of what privilege is, how it affects themselves and the people around them, and how to move forward from there.