Mar 31 2012
WPC and Intent v Impact
A couple of months ago, I decided to apply for funding to attend the White Privilege Conference, a conference that deals with the issues of privilege and oppression to change the oppressive structures in place in US society today. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I submitted the application, but the conference is eye-opening and inspiring, and I am so glad that I chose to apply and attend. I am attending with five other amazing students (both graduate and undergraduate) from OSU
The presenters then offered the definition of leadership as “taking responsibility for what matters to you.” With that definition, we discussed what matters most to us. After thinking for a bit, I said I believe every person has a right to a quality education in a environment that affirms and inspires them. It is a failing of the educational system every time a person leaves an educational institution because they feel they do not belong.
This workshop reminded me of why I choose to work in certain areas of the university and it inspired me to continue in my life-long pursuit of working toward educational equity.
Third Year Student
History and Philosophy