Monday, January 23, 2012

CONFERENCE: 13th Annual White Privilege Conference

Registration now open for: 13th Annual White Privilege Conference!
THEME: Intersectionality: Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnerships
DATE: March 28-31, 2012
LOCATION: Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico In Collaboration with: New Mexico Equity and Social Justice Alliance

Sponsored in part by the University of New Mexico Division for Equity and Inclusion and the Office of the Provost.


Heidi Beirich
Director of Research, Southern Poverty Law Center

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School

Jane K. Fernandes
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Mary Romero
Professor and Faculty Head of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University

Charlene Teters
National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media
Chair, Studio Art Dept., Institute of American Indian Arts

Angela Davis
And a special Pre-conference dinner - 3rd Annual Presidential Luminaria Awards and Diversity Celebration Dinner, featuring keynote Angela Davis, Wed. March 28th
Tickets will go on sale soon. For more information, please visit

Sponsored by the University of New Mexico Division for Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with the WPC
(separate registration/fee required - tickets on sale soon!)
Registration & Lodging Rates, Sponsorship Opportunities & more information at:
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• High School Youth Leadership Conference
• Day-long, Pre-Conference Institutes on Wednesday, and other Institute options on Saturday
• Evening Film Series
• More than 100 concurrent workshops
• Caucuses for: People of Color, White Anti-Racist Activists and support groups
• Meet the Speakers & Book Signing Reception
• Shabbat “Ce-Liberation” Dinner
• Undergraduate, graduate credit in Sociology or education available; Continuing Education unite available

WHO Attends the WPC: the Attendees
• Approximately 1,500 participants each year from all sectors of the workforce, K-12, Higher Ed, students, activists, musicians, artists, & faith communities
• Participants represent more than 40 states, Australia, Canada, & Germany
• More than 90% participants report that they return home with new information, resources, and strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression
• More than 90% plan to attend future conferences and will recommend it to others
Since its inception in 1999, the founder, Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., has persisted beyond misperceptions of the White Privilege Conference’s (WPC) name to present a transformational experience based on three tenets: understanding, connecting and respecting. The WPC has become a venue for fostering difficult and critical dialogues around white privilege, diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social & economic justice, and intersecting systems of privilege and oppression.

The conference is unique in its ability to bring together students, youth, teachers, university faculty, activists, social workers and counselors, healthcare workers, and members of both the spiritual community and corporate arena. Issues of race, addressed from a comprehensive, intersectional perspective, bring in dynamics of gender/gender identity, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, ability and class.

Our strategy in addressing issues of inequality involves bringing together a consummate network of both national and regional lead learners and practitioners to work and learn from each other. This synergistic collaboration produces both paradigm shifts and personal action. As our evaluations confirm, the WPC provides an opportunity for participants to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affects daily life while gaining strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression and advancing social and economic justice.
The Youth Action Project is a dedicated event for high school youth to seriously engage issues of race, oppression, privilege and what it means to be an ally. The workshops, youth led caucuses, race affinity groups, interactive activities, film, spoken word, Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, and fishbowl discussions address issues of heritage, racial identity, language, isms, labels, teamwork, and strategies for community action & social change. The final day of the conference culminates as the youth join the larger conference, integrate learned concepts and present a powerful closing performance for all conference attendees.
Stay Connected Year-Round:
Intersections Radio – Listen to interviews and keynote rebroadcasts –– Your weekly connection to the WPC & Matrix Center
Understanding & Dismantling Privilege Journal –

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