The 18th Annual Conference on White Privilege to take place in Kansas City, Missouri on April 27-30.
“White privilege” term is relatively new for American lexicon, annual though the conference will gather around 2,500 people, these include college and high school students, teachers, university faculty, social activists, counsellors, clergy and business people.
The website of the conference says it “examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression” to build strategies “toward a more equitable world.”
The flyer of the event reads: “Our strategy in addressing issues of inequality involves bringing together a consummate network of both national and regional lead learners and practitioners to work and learn from each other. This synergistic collaboration produces both paradigm shifts and personal action. As our evaluations confirm, the WPC provides an opportunity for participants to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affects daily life while gaining strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression and advancing social and economic justice.”
Amer F. Ahmed, Ed.D, Director of Intercultural Teaching (DIT) and Faculty Development at University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jacqueline Keeler, Co-Founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry and author and pundit Michael Eric Dyson are among the keynote speakers.
We hope that this event will serve the elimination of the nasty concept its participants are trying to analyze.