Most of us believe we are good people. But if we are all good people, who are the people responsible for supporting structural oppression like racism, sexism, and heterosexism? If we hope to be “good,” what are our moral responsibilities in a society of privilege, power, and oppression? Join facilitator Brittany Wake in a discussion that explores the values associated with how we come to establish ourselves as good people and what that means for our potential complicity in perpetuating marginalization.
Brittany M. Wake is an equity, diversity, and inclusion trainer, consultant, and counselor specializing in multiculturalism. She is passionate about mental health and wellness, breaking barriers from marginalization, and healing trauma and she loves engaging in thought-provoking conversations that have the potential to move us all forward.
This event is part of "Culture & Conversation," a month-long series of events designed to spark campus and community dialogue around identity, equity, and community hosted by the School of Social Work at Portland State University. Now entering its seventh year and scheduled throughout the month of April, the series welcomes thinkers, activists, and community leaders in lively discussions around topics impacting communities in Oregon. All events are free and open to the community.
This program is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.