The annual White Privilege Conference
(WPC) serves as a yearly opportunity to examine and explore issues related to white privilege, white supremacy
and oppression. WPC provides 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.
WPC is 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.
Three SpeakOut speakers will be keynotes at the Conference:
Thursday, March 12 - 8:30 - 10:00 am - Women's rights and human rights activist Loretta Ross
Friday, March 13 - 8:30 - 10:15 am - Anti-Racist, Feminist Writer, Educator and Movement-Builder Chris Crass
Friday, March 13 - 2:15 - 3:15 pm - Native author, attorney and activist Gyasi Ross
We'll have booksignings with these speakers in the SpeakOut booth following their presentations. Come by and and meet the speakers and SpeakOut Co-Director Jean Caiani. Learn how you can bring them to speak on your campus or in your community.
A number of other SpeakOut speakers and artists also regularly participate in conference workshops including:
Visit the WPC website for information on the 16th annual conference in Louisville KY on March 11 - 14, 2015. The conference theme is "Resistance, Action, Courage, & Equity: The South Leading the Way!"
Visit the WPC website here.