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What Is Privilege?

On some intuitive level, we all have a sense what privilege means. Yet, the use of the word, in the US in particular and probably in other places as well, is charged and often brings up controversy. Because of that, we invite you to read Miki’s entrie, especially this piece:

You’re Not a Bad Person: How Facing Privilege Can Be Liberating

This is a piece that we hope can help you understand and appreciate what Miki is trying to do on the calls.

Readings

Below is a list of posts Miki has written over the years about the topic of privilege.

Privilege and Needs
Privilege and Needs part 2
Abundance, Inequality, Needs, and Privilege
Empathy and Privilege in an Interdependent World
Engaging with Privilege: A Personal Journey
Intention and Effect
Talking about Money and Privilege
Invisible Power and Privilege
Invisible Power and Privilege part 2
It’s Not so Easy to Be Rich
Responding to Violence with Love for All
Talking about Race
The Challenge of Connecting Dots

Additional reading resources

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-to-talk-to-white-people-about-racism-twlm/ by Robin Diangelo

Royce Mann, Age 14, “White Boy Privilege”, Slam Poem

A note from Miki

This is an article that affected me deeply and taught me much I didn’t know about the history of racism and about how whiteness was constructed in the US in the first place. It is by Thandeka, who is a writer and a theologian. It’s called The Demon in Darren Wilson’s Head

2016 Facing Privilege Call Schedule and Recordings

Facing Privilege Conference Calls are an opportunity for people to engage with themselves and with others on the deep questions that arise as we reflect on the question of privilege.

Facing Privilege Call Recordings

You can access 2017 recordings here
You can access 2016 recordings here

You can access 2015 recordings here

Upcoming Facing Privilege Calls

Each call lasts 1.5 hours and are held at US Pacific Time.

Sunday, Jan 29, 9:30 – 11:00am
Friday, Feb 17, 3:00 – 4:30pm
Monday, Feb 27, 9:00 – 10:30am
Monday, Mar 6, 9:00 – 10:30am
Saturday, Mar 25, noon – 1:30pm

Register for all calls here. Once you register, you will receive monthly reminders with upcoming dates. We do our best to update this page regularly. If there is no upcoming date, go to www.baynvc.org/events and search for teleclasses.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact events@baynvc.org

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