White Privilege Conference

University Of CO @ CO Spgs Matrix Center
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
United States
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.

What is the WPC?
1. WPC is a conference that examines the challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world.
2. It is not a conference designed to attack, degrade or beat upon white folks or to rally white supremacist groups.
3. WPC is a conference built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people.
4. WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege
beyond skin color. WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality,class, disability, etc. - the ways we all experience some form of privilege, and how we’re all affected by that privilege.
5. WPC attracts students, professionals, activists, parents, and community leaders/members from diverse perspectives. WPC welcomes folks with varying levels of experience to address issues of diversity, cultural competency, and multiculturalism.
6. WPC is committed to a philosophy of “understanding,
respecting, & connecting.”

This is a campus group.
Geographical Scope: National
Added on 12-08-2009
Updated on 12-08-2009

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