WPC • PPLS • WPS
The White Privilege Conference (WPC)
Proven. Experienced. Action-Orientated.
WPC is an annual dynamic, challenging, comprehensive, and collaborative experience. As has been our tradition for decades, we dive into the difficult concepts of privilege and oppression around race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc. Through the exploration of their role in all systems (banking, health care, justice, education, etc.), we offer solutions and team building strategies to work towards a more equitable world. We empower and equip individuals to work for equity and justice through self and social transformations.
WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives. It's unique in the ability to bring 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. Everyone is welcome!
Annually, more than 1,000 attend from all over the US and across the world, including Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand.
What's Our Strategy?
Addressing issues of inequality involves bringing together a consummate network of both national and regional leaders and practitioners to work and learn from each other. This synergistic collaboration produces both paradigm shifts and personal action. The 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 invite you to continue the conversation.
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Power, Privilege & Leadership Symposium (PPLS)
To expand the learning and reach of our annual WPC, we created the Power, Privilege & Leadership Symposium (PPLS) in 2014. It's a smaller version of WPC and happens nationally and internationally by invite only. PPLS allows folks that can’t attend the larger WPC experience the opportunity to experience a smaller version. The PPLS is specifically designed to address issues related to power, privilege and leadership (201). PPLS is another way to better prepare folks for the stronger content offered at WPC. At the WPC our content is specifically designed to address issues related to white supremacy (ideology), white privilege, and ALL forms of oppression (401). Additionally, do offer a smaller version of the WPC experience in a symposium format (WPS).
PPLS is done in collaboration with a host team. We want to do three-five regional symposiums per year. The PPLS content will be designed and organized to address issues specific to the local/regional area.
Our goal is to create a local and/or regional collaborative project that facilitates connections, networks, and inspiration that lives on far beyond the PPLS experience. We will develop and leave behind what we call a social justice footprint. Lastly, we want to move organizers and participants beyond the issues of “Diversity and Inclusion.” Lets keep moving to examine #MooreChallenging issues related to power, privilege, leadership and eventually white supremacy (ideology), white privilege, and ALL forms of oppression.
6:00-8:30 pm: Meet The Speakers Reception Keynote 1 & Moore
7:00-8:30 am: Check-In & On-Site Registration
8:00-9:15 am: Opening & Keynote 2
9:30-10:45 am: Concurrent Workshop – Session I
11:00 am-12:15 pm: Concurrent Workshop – Session II
12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch, Open Mic & Moore
2:00-3:15 pm: Keynote 3
3:30-4:15 pm: Action & Accountability Planning, 21-Day Challenge©
4:30-5:00 pm: Reflections & Courageous Conversations
White Privilege Symposium
White Privilege Symposium (WPS)
To expand the learning and reach of WPC domestically, we developed the WPS in 2014. It's a sample of WPC and happens regionally according to interest. WPS allows a person or organization without time or resources to be part of the powerful collaborative experience on a smaller scale. As with the annual conference, each symposium addresses issues related to white supremacy, white privilege, and other forms of oppression.
In collaboration with a regional host committee, TPI organizes three regional symposiums per year. Each WPS explores what issues of power, privilege, and leadership look like specifically in that area.
Our goal is to create a local or regional collaborative project that facilitates connections, networks, and inspiration that lives on far beyond the WPS, leaving a social justice footprint. This consciousness moves a community away from “Diversity and Inclusion” and towards comprehensively challenging white supremacy, white privilege, and other forms of oppression.
Symposiums typically take place on a Friday night and all day Saturday.
Interested in bringing #WPS to your region?
Cancellation Notice: All Cancellations must be received in writing by email to the conference registrar. Please include the registrant’s name, email address, and registration confirmation number.
Refund Policy: No Refund: No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 60 days before the conference start date.
Substitution Policy: If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person without penalty. Please notify our registration office in writing with the substitute attendee’s name and contact information.
Force Majeure: In the event of circumstances beyond the control of the organizers (e.g., natural disaster, public health emergency), the conference may be canceled or postponed. Under such circumstances, registration fees will be refunded or allocated to the rescheduled event, at the discretion of the organizers.
Policy Changes: The conference organizers reserve the right to modify this policy. Any changes will be communicated promptly to registered attendees.
Contact Information: For all inquiries regarding cancellations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.