Discussion: Exploring White Privilege with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Facilitators: Dr. Chris Mojock, clinical assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology, and Briana Bivens, M.Ed., graduate student in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
In conversations about race and racism, well-intended white folks often feel stumped. They want to contribute, yet feel like it's not "their place" to talk about race since they don't experience racism. However, they also know that silence is a privilege.
Finding the balance between not centering or taking up too much space and not remaining silent in racial discussions challenges a lot of white people who want to contribute to addressing racism. This group is for people who identify as white who want to examine white privilege to better understand white folks' roles in addressing race and racism without taking over.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the conversation. Participants will be expected to attend once-monthly meetings throughout the course of the semester where we will thoughtfully engage with provided materials (readings, videos, worksheets, etc.) in order to build capacity around understanding privilege and oppression and learning strategies to intervene.
Please email us at email@example.com to RSVP or to express your interest if you are interested in participating in this series of dialogues during the fall semester, but cannot attend the first meeting.
Thursday, November 7 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Aderhold Hall, 119
110 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602