By Nancy Talbot
The 20th White Privilege Conference (WPC) will be March 20-23 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Registration is open. Presbyterians have a 15% discount available if you select the non-profit staff rate at the beginning and use PRES2019 code at the end of registration.
What is the White Privilege Conference?
The White Privilege Conference (WPC) is designed to examine issues related to diversity, equity, power, privilege, supremacy, and more. While exploring and challenging these concepts, the WPC offers solutions and team building strategies to #MakeItHappen. The WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege, including race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, and other intersections of identity. The WPC is unique in its ability to bring together local students, youth, educators, faculty, activists, social workers and counselors, healthcare workers, spiritual communities, and those from both the nonprofit and corporate arenas. #WPC20IA is bringing together a network of local and national leaders, learners, and practitioners to engage each other and work together to address tough issues. This community-driven collaboration provides the foundation and resources necessary to disrupt and (possibly) change systems of oppression.
People who have attended in the past advise that it is best if you have already done some personal growth work in this area before you attend the WPC. If you plan to go, you may wish to send an email to Molly Casteel at the Office of General Assembly – she will link you in with other Presbyterians attending for community, support, and mutual learning during the conference.