Monday, April 1 • 10:00am - 11:50am
Leveling the playing field: Interrupting patterns of privilege

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Using a series of pointed questions, Debby works with participants to build a graphic map of the groups people belong to because of social locations and historical roles in U.S. society. Participants will think together about how various groups have and have not had access to rights, resources, representation, and respect, ultimately revealing the social positioning and impacts of white privilege and dispelling illusions of a level playing field. Once the graphic has been created, Debby leads participants in an exploration of social beliefs, attitudes, and dynamics that perpetuate power and privilege patterns, even when best intentions are in play. Participants will leave with two powerful tools to analyze power dynamics and cultivate transformative cultures in their circles of influence.  

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Debby Irving

Racial Justice Educator and Writer
Debby is a white woman, raised in Winchester, Massachusetts during the socially turbulent 1960s and ‘70s. After a blissfully sheltered, upper-middle-class suburban childhood, she found herself simultaneously intrigued and horrified by the racial divide observed in Boston. From 1984... Read More →

Monday April 1, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am

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