I invite and encourage you to watch the recorded Webex Event “A Discussion on White Privilege."
This powerful and insightful program, which aired live on Thursday, includes the voices and lived experiences from faculty of our campus community. We reflect upon race and racism and we search for ways to move the conversation and our society forward. I’d like to thank our participants for their honesty, bravery, and heartfelt comments at a time when we are all learning and looking for constructive ways to live in a fragmented society.
Our panelists included:
Pilar Melero, Professor of Language and Literatures
Trudi Witonsky, Associate Professor of Language and Literatures
Tanya Kam, Professor of Language and Literatures
David Reinhart, Lecturer of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Adam Paddock, Associate Professor of History
Many questions from students, faculty and staff were also addressed during the presentation.
For easy reference, timestamps are included below so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
I hope you will take the time to watch, and that you will join us for our next Webex Event on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. More information will be sent when it is available.
Warm Warhawk Regards,
Kenny E. Yarbrough Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
1:45—Describe your overall experience at UW-Whitewater
17:26—How has being a part of a predominantly white campus impacted you?
44:53—What are the pros and cons of having a freedom of expression place?
50:40—Why do you feel that it is important to talk about white privilege now?
1:01:47—As a Person of Color, I find it hard to be my true authentic self. How can we engage students to talk about this?
1:13:23—What could UW-Whitewater to improve the experience of underrepresented students and staff?
1:20:20—As one of the co-advisors to the Native American Culture Awareness Association since 2006, I have been trying to get white students to join multicultural organizations. Are there any other ideas on how to engage white students in this?