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Campus Equity and Inclusion Forums to Host New Workshop on White Privilege May 26

The Campus Equity and Inclusion Forums will host a new workshop on white privilege from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, May 26 in VU 462, led by WWU's Rand Jimerson.

This class will provide staff, supervisors, faculty, and students an opportunity to learn about the concept of white privilege, its relationship to assumptions about race, and how to reduce the impact of white privilege on social and academic relations. The course will include brief presentations, interactive exercises, and facilitated discussions, to explore ways that hidden assumptions affect interpersonal relations and how to reduce the expression and effects of white privilege.

Rand Jimerson is professor of History and director of the Graduate Program in Archives and Records Management at Western. He is a Fellow and past president of the Society of American Archivists. Rand has published dozens of articles and three books: The Private Civil War: Popular Thought During the Sectional Conflict (1988); Archives Power: Memory, Accountability, and Social Justice (SAA, 2009); and Shattered Glass in Birmingham: My Family’s Fight for Civil Rights, 1961-1964 (2014). Currently he is writing a biography of Rev. Robert E. Hughes, a white civil rights leader in Alabama and a human rights advocate in colonial Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Zambia.

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