In "Building the World We Dream About," a Tapestry of Faith program
Take a few minutes before leading this workshop to consider how unearned privilege accrues in your own life.
Read Handout 1, White Privilege. If the concept of privilege is new to you, pay attention to what you think and feel as you read the list. If the concept is not new to you, recall how you felt when first introduced to the concept. Consider how White privilege operates in your life:
Read the explanation of "aesthetic journaling" in Activity 2, and spend some time doing your own aesthetic journaling creation about White identity and White privilege. Reflect on the following questions and write or draw in your journal:
Be fully aware that the concept and reality of White privilege often triggers anger, shame, denial, and resistance, especially among those who identify as White or of European descent. Remind yourself that race-based privilege is not necessarily sought or enjoyed by those who are its beneficiaries. Prepare to lead this workshop by affirming your intention to help participants learn and practice skills that will enhance their ability to engage in multicultural dialogue and relationships.
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Last updated on Friday, July 20, 2012.
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