1. Introduction

Introduction and Overview of Session/Module 1

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this session, you will:

  • Understand the terminology that will be used throughout the workshop series.
  • Develop a deep understanding of whiteness and white privilege.

The goals for this module are for you to learn terminology that will be used throughout the Workshop and to develop a deep understanding of Whiteness and White Privilege.

  • Readings

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack with Notes for Facilitators 


  • Video

The Unequal Opportunity Race

  • Activity

Racial Autobiography or Reflection Questions

  • Commitment to Action

Intro to head, heart, hands.  Writing exercise and share if you like – What is one thing you will commit to doing before our next session two months from now based on what you learned today?

Resources and Supplemental Readings

Materials were adapted from, Flipping the Script: White Privilege and Community Building  Chapter 6 What is White Privilege
by Maggie Potapchuk, MP Associates, Inc.; Sally Leiderman, Center for Assessment and Policy Development; Contributing Writers Donna Bivens; Women’s Theological Center; Barbara Major, St. Thomas Health Clinic.

Materials were adapted from The Racial Equity Tools section on Whiteness and White Privilege

Additional reading What is White Supremacy

Introduction | Readings | Activity | Committment