Power Beyond Privilege

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Date(s) - 20/08/2014
7:00 pm

work Place


The first meeting of this self-led course on power and privilege in our lives – how we experience power and privilege and how we can subvert them together.

This first meeting will be a reading group, we will then meet once a month to either discuss readings, or watch a film, or go to an exhibition or guided walk. Once every three months we’ll have a day-long workshop. More info:http://powerbeyondprivilege.wordpress.com/ Please note that we’re trying to get a group together of people who come along fairly regularly rather than as a one-off since some of the topics we’ll discuss are personal and challenging. Please join us!

The first meeting is happening on Wednesday 20th August 7pm 25 Colonnade, WC1N 1JA. The meeting will consist of two main discussions: one on activist fatigue (wondering what the point of activism is and how we can make our activism in this group useful); and one on specific forms of privilege and power. Before the meeting we will read the following texts:
1) Give up activism: http://www.eco-action.org/dod/no9/activism.htm
2) Why I don’t want to talk about race: http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/why-i-dont-want-to-talk-about-race/
3) Why I want to talk about race, and why you should too: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-j-jackson/talking-about-race_b_1087356.html
4) Things I’m expected to do for cis people: http://radtransfem.tumblr.com/post/18434234442/things-im-expected-to-do-for-cis-people-in-return-for
NOTE: This looks like a lot, but the last three texts are REALLY SHORT! Estimated reading time for all four texts: 45 mins.

Location change! – 25 Colonnade, WC1N 1JA

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