Got White Privilege? How to Use It Responsibly—Implications for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Work
How can NAEA—a predominately White association founded, shaped, and governed by White people—support equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives that advance our mission? Why is there a need to address the notion of race within a professional association consisting of mostly White art educators? What is White Privilege? Do you have White Privilege? How can you use it to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion?
The subject of White Privilege can be challenging to White people because many are unaware of privileges that other racial and ethnic groups don’t have. Helping White people notice privilege is like asking fish to notice water or birds to see air. For those who have privileges based on race or other identity markers (i.e., gender, physical ability, sexuality, class), it’s normal.
This webcast is for you if you wish to engage fully in work that transforms the NAEA community. You will gain a better understanding of White Privilege and what research is teaching us, and you will undertake a process of introspection and self-analysis about your race that is designed to challenge your worldview (i.e., how you have come to view the world). Additionally, you will map your racial identity development and learn about big and small action steps that all educators can take to leverage their unique position to support NAEA’s ART Equity, Diversity & Inclusion efforts to benefit learners, the field, and the profession.