April 15-17, 2016
Registration is still open!
And 15+ FMC affiliated friends of all ages are registered so far!
Join the FMC group
The Friends for Racial Justice Committee, along with FMC Intern Athena Beck, is coordinating a group from FMC to attend WPC. If you’re interested in going, please contact Athena at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-876-6883 so she can provide information about financial assistance, rideshares, and hospitality.
To get started with the multi-step registration process go to fgcquaker.org/register-2016- white-privilege-conference. Then use the discount code that FGC sends you for WPC’s registration form. If you have any questions about the registration process, again don’t hesitate to contact Athena.
Can’t make it? Be a Buddy!
If you can’t go, consider being a buddy to someone who is going to hear about their experience. Just let Athena Beck or a member of FORJ know you’re interested.
About the WPC
Since its inception in 1999, the founder, Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., has persisted beyond misperceptions of the White Privilege Conference’s (WPC) name to present a transformational experience based on three tenets: understanding, respecting and connecting. The WPC has become a venue for fostering difficult and critical dialogues around white supremacy, white privilege, diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social & economic justice, and the intersecting systems of privilege and oppression.
The conference is unique in its ability to bring together students, youth, teachers, university faculty, activists, social workers and counselors, healthcare workers, and members of both the spiritual community and corporate arena. Issues of race, addressed from a comprehensive, intersectional perspective, bring in dynamics of gender/gender identity, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, ability and class.
Our strategy in addressing issues of inequality involves bringing together a consummate network of both national and regional lead learners and practitioners to work and learn from each other. This synergistic collaboration produces both paradigm shifts and personal action. As our evaluations confirm, the WPC provides an opportunity for participants to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affects daily life while gaining strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression and advancing social and economic justice.