UNITY STAR: Understanding Power and Privilege (DIV 016)

Thursday, February 24, 2022 9 a.m. to Friday, February 25 at 5 p.m.

Understanding Power & Privilege, as facilitated by UCF’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, introduces the constructs of power, privilege, oppression, internalized oppression, and intersectionality and explores their implications for the individual and society. Discussions and activities focus on the following:

  • defining key terms associated with this complex topic
  • reflecting on aspects of individual identity and noting how self-perceptions and the perceptions of other people may differ
  • exploring the seminal work of Dr. Peggy McIntosh, as it relates to white privilege and male privilege
  • delineating examples of privilege associated with several dimensions of diversity and providing an opportunity to describe our own areas of privilege
  • expanding our views of privilege by learning about the perspective of Tim Wise and the story of Lilly Ledbetter
  • gaining knowledge of the Cycle of Oppression and internalized oppression
  • recognizing the important work of Kimberlé Crenshaw with respect to the concept of intersectionality
  • opening the conversation on how privilege may be addressed.

As certain topics in this course are more extensively discussed in the ABCs of Diversity and the multi-part Diversity Certificate Series, participating in one of these workshops is required prior to enrolling in this Webcourse.

Registration Information

Faculty, A&P, USPS, OPS: Register online at myUCF.edu > Employee Self Service > Learning & Development > Request Training Enrollment. 

Students: Register online via KnightConnect @ https://bit.ly/KnightConnect_ODI Be sure to log-in with your NID and NID password.

Please note: Webcourses are open only on the indicated dates and at the specified times. On average, Understanding Power and Privilege takes between 4 – 5 hours to complete. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by no later than three days prior to the start of the workshop. Registrants will receive an invitation to participate in the Webcourse.

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