The 25th Annual White Privilege Conference
The White Privilege Conference (WPC)
Proven. Experienced. Action-Orientated.
Join us in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 25th WPC on April 3-6, 2024! Open to everyone, the conference brings together high school and college students, K-12 teachers, university faculty, social workers, counselors, non-profit staff, activists, healthcare workers, and members of spiritual, community, and corporate arenas.
With such diverse perspectives, WPC provides an opportunity for participants to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affect daily life, while giving strategies to address issues of privilege and oppression and advance social and economic justice. We would love to have you be part of the WPC community.
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MEET THE KEYNOTES
Author, playwright, and international public speaker
Creator of Emotional Justice,
a racial healing roadmap
Esther A. Armah is CEO, The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice (The AIEJ), a global institute and the implementation home of Emotional Justice. Leading a global team in Ghana, Chicago, and the UK, The AIEJ creates racial healing resources and tools working across Accra, New York, and London. It devises, develops, designs and delivers those resources through projects, training, thought leadership. The AIEJ is engaged by organizations and institutions in the USA, Ghana, South Africa and London. As a Thought Leader and global speaker, Armah has brought Emotional Justice to global organizations and institutions across three Continents; including Stanford University, Brown University, NYU in the USA, the University of Stellenbosch, The Institute of Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa; St. Bartholomew Hospital and The Royal College of Nursing in the UK and to African Women in Media (AWiM) Conference in Kenya. Esther is author of ‘EMOTIONAL JUSTICE: a roadmap for racial healing’ a #1 New Release on Amazon in the category General Sociology of Race Relations for six straight weeks. It was named a Top Summer 2023 Pick by Stanford Social Innovation Review. Emotional Justice is a racial healing roadmap Esther created over a 15-year period through assignment, research and community engagement in Accra, Philadelphia, South Africa and New York.
As a journalist she has worked in London, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Esther was the Spring 2022 Distinguished Activist in Residence at New York University’s Center for Black Visual Culture. Her Emotional Justice essays are featured in the New York Times best-selling book Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America; the award-winning Love with Accountability, Charleston Syllabus, and Women & Migrations (II). She has written five Emotional Justice plays that have been produced and performed in New York, Chicago and Ghana. For her Emotional Justice work, she won the ‘Community Healer Award’ at the 2016 Valuing Black Lives Global Emotional Emancipation Summitin Washington DC. Esther was named ‘Most Valuable NY Radio Host’ in The Nation’s Progressive Honors List for her work on Wake-Up Call on Pacifica’s, WBAI.
Author, thought leader,
Creator of of Courageous Conversation® and
Glenn Singleton has devoted over thirty years to constructing racial equity worldwide and developing leaders to do the same. Author, thought leader, and strategist, he is the creator of Courageous Conversation®, a protocol and framework for sustained, deepened dialogue, and Beyond DiversityTM, the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use it. Glenn is the Founder and CEO of Courageous Conversation®, an agency that guides leadership development in education, government, corporation, law enforcement, and community organizing. He is the award-winning author of Courageous Conversations About Race; A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, Third Edition; and of MORE Courageous Conversations About Race.
Glenn has consulted executives at Wieden + Kennedy (W+K) Advertising, Google, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, the New York Department of Education, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundations. Along with W+K, he received the 2017 Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) Award by AdColor. He is the recipient of the George A. Coleman Excellence in Equity Award by the Connecticut State Education Resource Center. Cited in the June 2018 edition of the Hollywood Reporter for his work with 21st Century Fox Animation, most recently, Glenn was awarded the AdWeek/AdColor 2020 Champion Award, the 2021 Ad Age Creativity Awards Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year, a National Speech and Debate Association Communicator of the Year Award. In 1995, Glenn founded the Foundation for A College Education and continues to serve on its Board of Advisors. He is also the founder and Board Chair of the Courageous Conversation® Global Foundation, which develops partnerships to promote racial justice, interracial understanding, and human healing worldwide. In 2020, Glenn became a Partner with WorkWider, a professional community dedicated to the advancement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. In 2022, Glenn founded Glenn Singleton & Associates, a consulting firm that will pioneer the support and training for executive leadership to advance their racial equity agenda throughout their organizations and beyond.
Glenn has trained law enforcement leaders with the U.S. Embassy in Western Australia and established the Courageous Conversation® South Pacific Institute in Auckland, New Zealand. For eight years, he served as an adjunct professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University. Glenn has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University and has instructed faculty, students, and administrators at the University of Minnesota, New York University School of Medicine, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, Glenn Singleton is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and 100 Black Men. Glenn currently resides in Washington, D.C., and Accra, Ghana.
Friday Luncheon Speaker
Dynamic passionate leader
Talks about CODA, accessibility,
disability inclusion, & DEI
Monique Clark, is a California native and born into Deaf Culture, CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), where American Sign Language was her first language. With 20+ years in the ASL Interpreting industry from Sign Language Interpreter, DEIA in the Disability spaces, to Corporate Executive Leadership positions ranging from Operations, People & Culture, and full lifecycle employee management.
Monique is most passionate about, and thrives in, partnering with community members surrounding accessibility, diversity and disability inclusion where she and others could show up as their most authentic selves. Monique has served on the CODA International Board of Directors, BAYTOC (Bay Area Interpreters of Color) Board and has presented at CODA International Conferences, White Privilege Conference, Colleges, Universities, nonprofits and government entities across the United States.
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