National Week of Conversation: Status & Privilege
April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-8
April 6, 2019 at 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET/ 12:30 – 2:00 pm PT (adjust for your time zone)
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Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation. These conversations are open to anyone and everyone – no prior training or experience is needed to participate. You may find that you have similar views to those in your conversation or you may find that you are as different as can be. It can be a valuable experience to let go of your expectations of what the conversation should be and focus on what it is in the moment. The National Week of Conversation topics have been chosen to encourage participation and allow for everyone to be able to share their own life experiences and viewpoints as well as actively listening to those of others.
Join us for a free online (using Zoom) Living Room Conversation on the topic of Status & Privilege.
We joke about “keeping up with the Joneses” — but there’s real competition in our society for status and the accompanying privilege. How do we decide what we most value that bestows this status? While our country seems to favor wealth, there are other forms of status and privilege. What privilege do each of us enjoy? And how does that correspond with our status? This conversation examines our own status and how we use our status in everyday life. From education to wealth to gender to race, let’s talk about what we have…and what we desire.
Please see the conversation guide for this topic. Some of the questions explored include:
- What status do you enjoy? Education, wealth, gender, race, etc?
- What are the privileges of your status?
- What do you value and how is that connected to your status or privilege?
You will need a device with a webcam to participate (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone).
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