YOUR PRIVILEGE IS SHOWING

What

These are actually skills, Skills that can be developed,

But you need guidance and practice

"Your Privilege Is Showing" is an interactive two hour or half-day workshop that creates a framework for participants to have direct, open, and personal conversations about privilege and oppression. Led by a trained facilitator, Your Privilege Is Showing challenges participants to let their thinking evolve while building awareness, communication skills, and cultural competence, in a game format.

This game-based approach lowers the barrier to entry, empowers players to be vulnerable and honest, while leaving room for fun and laughter and helping them navigate the inevitable shame that arises when we consider our own culpability in systems of oppression, with the end goals of raised awareness, improved communication skills, an increased sense of community, and (ultimately) changed behavior.

By taking present day examples of sexism, racism, heterosexism, misogyny, ableism, as well as other forms of privilege, and asking participants to identify what kinds of bias are in operation, and how to interrupt that behavior, Your Privilege Is Showing challenges participants to let their thinking evolve about the ways in which they have participated and still participate in systems of oppression, and illuminates the obliviousness of privileged perspectives by taking them out of the theoretical and into the actual, personal, daily experiences of players. The framework also has mechanisms built in to discuss other participant’s choices, and disagreements.

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While there is a way to win the game, even in winning, Your Privilege Is Showing makes it clear that one does not win at social justice. At best, we can hope to be Perfectly Adequate.

We do that by continuing to engage while learning from our mistakes.