Starting Date: 04-07-2010
Starting Time: 8:00am
Ending Date: 04-10-2010
La Crosse Convention Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
719-255-4764The 11th annual conference will occur April 7-10, 2010 in La Crosse, Wisconsin and will address: Health Inequities: Strategies. Action. Liberation. We’re expecting approximately 1,500 people from 40 states who represent numerous sectors of our workforce and include high school and college students, grass roots activists, educators, members of the spiritual community, musicians and artists.
The WPC’s mission is to provide a forum for critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race/racism, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion and other systems of privilege/oppression.
The WPC serves as a yearly opportunity to examine and explore difficult issues related to white privilege, white supremacy and oppression. This conference is not about beating up on white folks; but rather a national conference that critically examines the society in which we live and works to dismantle systems of power, prejudice, privilege and oppression. More than 75% of participants report the opportunity 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.
Recognized as a challenging, empowering and educational experience, the workshops, keynotes and institutes not only inform participants, but engage and challenge them, while providing practical tips and strategies for combating inequality. Here’s what our attendees have to say:
“Being able to strengthen bonds with colleagues in a context that allows for openness on very sensitive topics”
“The diversity of conference attendees and the environment created empowered me to have extremely serious and challenging conversations with complete strangers and feel safe.”
“The conference pushed me to expand my awareness of my own white privilege and it impacts on me in m personal life and as an educator working primarily with young people of color.”
Geographical Scope: National