Symposium participants will learn about the history of privilege in this country and explore ways to advance equity. With the help of outstanding keynote speakers and dynamic workshops, we will explore issues such as income inequality, disparities in the justice system, and barriers to education and employment, as impediments to progress.
This is not about blame; it is about listening deeply, talking with each other, and increasing our awareness bringing us closer to the understanding we all desire. All are invited to attend. Scholarships are available on an “as needed” basis. Your attendance is an investment in the future of our communities, which are enriched by diverse experiences.
This symposium will address issues of white privilege and its impact on racial, gender, social, and wealth inequality. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Barbara J. Love, Professor Emerita of Social Justice Education at UMass Amherst, Dr. Jacqueline Battalora, author of, Birth of a White Nation and Yusef Salaam, one of the Central ParkFive, who was exonerated after years of incarceration and now speaks out against injustice. Chuck Collins, author of Born on ThirdBase, and Debbie Irving, author of Waking Up White,are two of our workshop presenters
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