Conversations about racial inequality usually focus on the disadvantages faced by people of color in American society. But there is another side to this inequality: privilege—the advantages that white people experience because of their race. Sociology professor Teresa Ciabattari leads an interactive conversation that explores what white privilege is, discusses a variety of examples of privilege for individuals and institutions, and provides tools for learning how to address it. Participants will gain knowledge and resources to foster inclusion and racial justice in their own communities.
Teresa Ciabattari is a sociologist at Pacific Lutheran University, where she regularly teaches about race and racial inequality and writes about how economic, social, and historical conditions contribute to diversity. She has been involved in several racial justice initiatives and dialogues on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. Ciabattari models for students and audiences the importance of self-reflection, listening, and accountability in racial justice work. Ciabattari earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Washington in 2001 and has been a faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University since 2007.
Ciabattari lives in Tacoma.
For more information on how to book a speaker, please contact Zaki Hamid at (206) 682-1770 x102 or by email.