Power and Privilege: A Candid Look at How Identity and Culture Impact our Understanding and Actions

Date and Time: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: Historical Society of Pennsylvania - 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

$20.00$169.00

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Have you found a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity, identity, power, privilege and all the related hot button issues swirling around these dynamics?

Are you interested in learning about your own identity, those of your co-workers, clients, and the larger community?  Are you uncomfortable with, or unclear about, the implications of socially constructed labels and stereotypes?

As nonprofit organizations, do we/should we have a higher commitment to social justice?

We created this timely interactive experience to come together for a constructive discussion on the subjects of the politics of identity and the dynamics of power and privilege, all of which influence us.

A frank conversation on the impact of diversity, identity, race, power and privilege can be intimidating or uncomfortable and therefore elusive.  But recognizing that these issues impact us both in our work and personally, this session will help us think critically and objectively about factors relating to inequality and oppression.  Together with other nonprofit professionals, we will explore these issues to build greater self-awareness on how identity impacts the dynamics of power and privilege in all aspects of our lives.

In our work and volunteer roles we serve missions, many of which incorporate social justice, elimination of oppression and promotion of equality and human rights.  That makes it essential that we delve into these issues honestly and collaboratively, if we are going to fulfill our promise.  This highly synergistic session will enable you to look objectively at ways we use, or experience, influence, power and privilege in our own lives and the lives of those around us, offering a day of “aha” moments that will serve you well moving forward.

SKU: N/A Category: Audience: This program has universal appeal and value

Event Location

Date: May 15th, 2020

Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Address: 1300 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Member $139
Non-Member $169

Instructors

  • Michael Matthews

    Michael Matthews is the founder and principal member of Panache 5 consulting, specializing in development, training, and project management for nonprofits and public health initiatives actively engaging youth, families and community residents and start-up businesses. He previously was associate director of the Neighborhood League Institute in Cleveland, which develops grassroots resident leadership that strengthens communities by improving the quality of life for urban underserved residents.  He was also director of MyCom, a youth development network that brings together over 750 partners in 17 neighborhoods in Ohio.

    Michael received his BA and Masters of Liberal Studies from the University of Miami, Florida

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