Join us in Duluth, Minnesota as the landmark regional White Privilege Symposium (WPS) brings its acclaimed, robust model of engagement and action to the area. Join racial justice activists, academics, and artists as we explore the pressing issues of our time; understand root causes of systemic injustice; build solidarity and community; and develop strategies for dismantling oppression. We will offer programming designed for participants from diverse sectors, including high school and college students, K-12 and higher education faculty, grassroots activists, social workers, nonprofit and government employees, artists, members of the spiritual/faith community, among others. Speakers include: Winona LaDuke, Resmaa Menakem, Robin DiAngelo, & Moore.
WPS is a project of The Privilege Institute (TPI), a 501(c)(3) best known for its annual national conference, the White Privilege Conference. Now in its 23rd year, and selling out weeks in advance, TPI is responding to growing demand by creating regional symposiums across the U.S. and Canada. This fall, the conference in Duluth will add to the growing list of regions bringing the WPS brand to our area.The national conference is recognized as a powerful gathering designed to move professionals and learners to models that comprehensively challenge White Supremacy’s multiple and entwined forms of oppression. These events offer cutting-edge thinking, current trends, and groundbreaking initiatives. Unlike many conferences that are sector-specific (healthcare, education, criminal justice) or ISM specific (e.g., racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, islamophobia), WPS gathers a cross-sector group of participants to address multiple oppressions at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels.