Harriet Beecher Stowe Center | Calendar | Unpacking White Privilege:
"Unpacking White Privilege A Workshop from Salons at Stowe July 21, 2016 6-8 PM Refreshments 5:30-6 PM Harriet Beecher Stowe Center NOTE: Workshop attendance has reached capacity. Please contact us to be added to the waiting list: 860-522-9258, x317. The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s Salons at Stowe series presents Unpacking White Privilege, a workshop on July 21 from 6-8 PM at the Stowe Center. Refreshments are available 5:30-6 PM. The event is presented free of charge thanks to Stowe Center members, donors and sponsors. With group activities, video, and discussion, the workshop will discuss privilege based on race and strategies for reducing its impact. Workshop facilitators are Troy Brown, Manager, and Meghan Korn, Probation Officer, both of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Service Division (CSSD) Training Academy and the CSSD Multicultural Affairs Unit. Brown and Korn have conducted numerous workshops on cultural responsiveness, implicit bias, and racial privilege. Korn has an extensive background in mental health counseling and culturally responsive clinical care. Brown has designed and conducted trainings and focus groups on culture, diversity, race and bias including stereotypes and assumptions, understanding poverty as part of cultural competence, multi-generational workplace, Islamophobia, and understanding Jamaican culture. What is White Privilege? White privilege is the advantages benefitting white people beyond those common to others. In “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack ,” Peggy McIntosh cites numerous examples: “If a traffic cop pulls me over … I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race.” “I am never asked to speak for all of the people in my racial group.” “I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.” “I can go into a … supermarket and find the staple foods which fit my cultural traditions, into a hairdresser’s shop and find someone who can cut my hair.” NOTE: Workshop attendance has reached capacity. Please contact us to be added to the waiting list: 860-522-9258, x317. "
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