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NISOD webinar: White Privilege ~ What is it Really?

Thursday, 30 January, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this webinar, Dr. Fuller explains the term “white privilege” - who has it and why.? Anthropologists use the term “enculturation” to describe how we learn what family, community, and society look like. The norms we enculturate as children may incorporate implicit biases which become invisible to us as adults. Until recently, white men predominantly created institutions and set the agenda in United States government, business, and higher education. For much of the population, there may be comfort in this familiar norm. But this frame of reference chafes and harms many others. The term “white privilege” is used to raise awareness that one person’s norm can be another person’s harm.

During this webinar, Dr.Fuller presents examples that give participants a clearer idea of what white privilege is. She also discusses ways we can use our privilege to help others and ways in which implicit biases can be made explicit and frames of reference can be changed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to explain white privilege.  
  • Become more aware of implicit biases and frames of reference and how these may impact interactions with colleagues and students.
  • Learn how to use white privilege to help those without it.
  • Understand how following a diverse set of individuals on social media can reduce implicit biases and alter frames of reference which can improve our interactions with colleagues and students.
  • Determine appropriate ways to intervene in situations that may lead to conflict among colleagues and students.

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Dana Salkowsky

Phone: 8453414055

Rowley Center for Science and Engineering View Directions to the Venue Directions WeatherView Venue Weather Location DetailsView Venue Profile

10 East Conkling Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

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