New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

White Privilege Conference

Date

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, March 23, 2019 (All day)

Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids , IA
Iowa

About

The White Privilege Conference (WPC) was established and is organized by African American Professor Dr. Eddie Moore, who wanted to provide a challenging, collaborative and comprehensive experience. The conference strives to empower and equip individuals to work for equity and justice through self and social transformation.

The annual WPC serves as an opportunity to examine and explore difficult issues related to white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression. WPC provides a forum for critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race/racism, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion and other systems of privilege/oppression.

Since 2011, FGC has sponsored a group discount for the White Privilege Conference. At least 40 Quakers have attended each year, and in 2016 more than 400 Friends attended with the FGC discount. In 2016, FGC and local Friends provided a space at the conference for Quaker worship and worship sharing daily. In addition, local Friends provided overnight hospitality to out-of-state participants, as well as arranged carpools to and from the hotel each day.

The 2019 White Privilege Conference (WPC20) will be held on March 20th-23rd, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. FGC will be providing discounts and sponsoring a Quaker hospitality room and is also working on ways to support Friends with less expensive overnight housing.

Pre-register through Friends General Conference to get a discount (20% off the “Non-Profit Staff” registration fee). After you get your discount code, you still need to register with the White Privilege Conference to reserve a space.

For more details, schedule, speakers, etc., visit the White Privilege Conference website.

If you have any questions please contact
Vanessa Julye at 215-561-1700 x 3066 or send her an email message.
Shaina Robinson at 215-561-1700 x 3022 or send her an email message.

Contact Information

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]