Exploring White Identity for Effective Allyship

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:30pm
2520D University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

The Chief Diversity Office, in collaboration with several campus partners, is offering this event so people who identify as white can discuss whiteness and its privileges with white colleagues and peers. Too often when we discuss racial inequity, we exclude the conversation about white identity. We are all part of the solution, and this opportunity to discuss the role of whiteness in racial justice is an important one. This can be the first step to reducing tokenism and increasing responsibility among allies to eliminate racism. Facilitated dialogue, videos and interactive exercises will be used to engage participants throughout the session.

Two opportunities to attend the same session are available:

Tuesday April 3rd 2:30pm-4:30pm 2520D UCC

Monday April 9th 2:30pm-4:30pm 2520D UCC

Registration is free, and available at the following link:


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact us at diversity@uiowa.edu or 319-353-2388