Power, Privilege, Positionality and Systems Change: Part I
Thursday, August 6th, 4pm – 5:30pm (EDT)
Join the PKG Center as we begin our 3-part series focusing on how systemic power and privilege exist, and how we can begin to work toward systemic change! In this portion, we will be focusing on questions like:
- What is a system? Why do folks say that many social issues are “systemic” and why does that complicate our efforts to change them?
- What is privilege? How can privilege be invisible, and who is Peggy McIntosh? What is her “invisible knapsack”?
- How can we think about our identity, both holistically and as individual parts? How can those parts help us understand our power and privilege?
- How do we relate our own identities to the power systems that we are attempting to live within?
Join us to learn more about how you can begin to dissect these elements of your lived experience and work toward creating change!