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History of WPC-Global

History of WPC

​An annual staple in the United States for nearly 20 years, WPC has become synonymous with tackling widespread issues of inequality. While a White Privilege Symposium was held at Brock University, in St. Catharines, Ontario in 2016, this marks the first time WPC has crossed the border for a Canadian version of the conference. This first global edition will take place in Toronto and will continue to explore how everyone can feel empowered to work for equity and justice.
 

WPC Timeline: 1999 to 2018

WPC 1 The 1st Annual Conference on ‘White Privilege’
Understanding, Respecting, and Connecting in the Changing Face of America Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa

WPC 2 Understanding, Respecting, and Connecting in the Changing Face of America Cornell College Mt. Vernon, Iowa

WPC 3 Multicultural Education and Teacher Preparation Central College, Pella, Iowa

WPC 4 Breaking the Psychological Chains of Privilege and Oppression Central College, Pella, Iowa

WPC 5 White Supremacy and the Prison Industrial Complex Central College, Pella, Iowa

WPC 6 Women Activists: Their Fight against White Privilege, White Supremacy and Oppression. Central College, Pella, Iowa

WPC 7 YOUTH: A Call To Action.
University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri

WPC 8 Examining Interactions, Making Connections & Building Allies University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Sheraton Hotel

WPC 9 Critical Liberation Praxis: Creating Transformation for Social Justice UMASS Amherst – Social Justice Education Program & Goddard College Springfield, Massachusetts Sheraton & Marriot Hotels

WPC 10 Taking Responsibility: Awareness, Healing, and Social Change Memphis Community Activists Memphis, Tennessee Hilton Hotel

WPC 11 Health Inequities: Strategies. Action. Liberation. 7 Rivers Region Diversity Collaboration Initiative
La Crosse, Wisconsin La Crosse Center

WPC 12 This Land is Whose Land? Defining Citizenship, Understand Access, & Taking Action. Minnesota Justice Collaborative
Minneapolis, Minnesota

WPC 13 Intersectionality: Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnership New Mexico Equity and Social Justice Alliance
Albuquerque, New Mexico

WPC 14 The Color of Money: Reclaiming our Humanity The Northwest Equity Consortium
Seattle, Washington

WPC 15 Building Relationships, Straightening Communities, Seeking Justice Madison, Wisconsin

WPC 16 Resistance, Action, Courage & Equity: The South Leading the Way! Louisville, Kentucky

WPC 17 Let Freedom Ring - Re-Imagining Equity and Justice in the United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WPC Symposium Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

WPC 18  Organizing. Strategizing. Taking-Action. Deconstructing the Culture of White Supremacy and Privilege: Creating Peace, Quity and Opportunity in the Heartland.
Kansas City, Missouri

WPC 19 Super People & Superpowers: Prepare to be the Future of Social Justice Work
Grand Rapids, Michigan

WPC-Global 2018:  Are Canadians Too Polite?  Addressing global perspectives on white prvilege and opression in Canada (and beyond).
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada