Race & Privilege: An Honest, Overdue Conversation with Ourselves
“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably the one worth having.” Sparked by the 2020 anti-Black racism protests around the world, this interactive session will utilize a conversational toolkit*, wildcards and a series of dialogue-based questions that will help to empower difficult conversations around race and privilege with one another, but most importantly — with ourselves. The session will also engage participants in gaining perspective on and challenging the assumptions we make about one another based on our personal privileges. This conversation is not easy. It does not end when the hype slows, or after a week of posting on our social media. It is life long work, and it begins with ourselves. So lets connect.
*adapted from We’re Not Really Strangers: Race and Racism Digital ToolkitOpen to all students, staff & faculty.
Urshian Khalid, Student Leadership & Development Coordinator, Student Community & Leadership Development
Student Community & Leadership Development and Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion