We are parents and educators committed to a just and equitable society. This blog is a forum to share ideas and resources to help us teach our children and ourselves about social equity issues.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

White Privilege Conference

I returned from the WPC 13 in Albuquerque last week, and it was again, tremendously thought-provoking. I wrote this essay, "Some thoughts from a white first time attendee of the White Privilege Conference for other white attendees," last year and would like to share it with you. WPC14 will be in Seattle next year, April 10-13, 2013 and will continue to develop its exploration of socially just parenting. Please consider joining the discussion.


Phyllis said...

This is quite refreshing. Thanks. Reposting.

Angelina, Sam, Isaac and Malcolm said...

I am so grateful to have found this site! A group of parents at my son's school (a new school in its first year) are starting a social equity and racial healing group that we would like to use to address some of the "unintentional" discrimination that is going on with some of the kids at school (African American and Latino kids being sent to the office for behaviors that white kids also exhibit.) The administration and staff pride themselves on their dedication to diversity while using suspension, physical restraining of kids, and language that confuse and demoralize the children (these are K, 1st and 2nd graders.) Wish us luck! I look forward to attending the conference in August!