The Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion at Ryerson University is excited to host The White Privilege Conference (WPC) Global - Toronto from May 9-12, 2018, and we are sourcing a team of volunteers to be part of this experience.
WPC Global - Toronto unites and empowers people of all backgrounds. As a volunteer-run organization, we depend on the dedication of those seeking hands-on event experience as well as a way to give back to the community.
What To Expect
Through hands-on institutes, films, and over 60 concurrent sessions, WPC Global - Toronto will provide a forum for honest and critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race/racism, colonization, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion and other systems of privilege and oppression.
How You Can Get Involved
We hope you will consider supporting this initiative with your participation as a volunteer. This is your opportunity to meet like-minded, peers from around the world, and to engage in important conversations that will both educate and inspire action.
We are seeking volunteers for the following roles:
- Youth Program Assistants
- Event Ushers
- Green Room Attendants
- Info Table Assistants
- Registration Attendants
- Room Attendants
- Reception Hosts
In keeping with the spirit of WPC Global - Toronto, we are committed to ensuring the participation of a diverse group and would be honoured if you joined the team. Please raise your hand by emailing us at email@example.com.
- You’ll receive a discounted registration rate when you volunteer for two 4-hour shifts.
- You’ll have the opportunity to engage with world-class speakers on the topic of privilege.
- You’ll be able to expand your network by meeting delegates, staff and volunteers from across Canada.
- You’ll receive an exclusive t-shirt to commemorate the event.
- Lunch and snacks will be provided.
What Is ‘White Privilege’?
‘White Privilege’ refers to a socio-political system that distributes power, privilege and benefits unequally among groups in societies and countries in our world. Privilege is often times difficult to see for those people who were born with access to power and the resources that go with that power.
WPC Global - Toronto is unique in bringing together presenters and participants from all walks of life, including students, post-secondary professionals and faculty, leaders in the corporate and non-profit sectors, activists, artists, social workers, counsellors, healthcare workers, and members of faith communities.
The conference, which is an annual event in the United States, is making its international debut with Ryerson this year. By creating a safe space for open dialogue, we aim to enhance individual understanding of white privilege, as well as to address the dominant narratives that operate throughout our institutions and across society.
Sign up for Volunteering
To sign up to volunteer, please sign up for shifts here: external,http://ryersonuniversity2.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=27262
We hope to hear from you and thank you for your support!