Allyship Symposium for UO Students: “What’s Up With Whiteness?”

January 20, 2018
10:00 amto4:00 pm

January 20, 10-4pm
UO Campus Location given upon registration

This event is the allyship track for the Women of Color Symposium. It is open to any student interested in examining white identity.

Allyship Symposium: “What’s Up With Whiteness?”

Hosted by the Coalition on Engagement and Allyship

Conversations about race and systemic injustice are increasingly a part of day-to-day dialogue in communities large and small. “What’s Up With Whiteness?” will help participants find their place in these conversations by examining our own identities and the systems we are a part of in an effort to become more effective allies within our communities.

In this full day retreat, participants will explore the question “What’s Up With Whiteness?” through an overview of terms and definitions, historical context, and reflection on their own held identities. “What’s Up With Whiteness?” is intended to be a space where people at all stages of their social justice journey can engage with one another in entry-level conversations about white identity. Our hope is that this retreat can be one step on the journey toward becoming a better, more informed ally, and that it will equip participants with the tools needed to more actively and bravely engage in making change.