B.7 Identities and Privileges: A race, class and gender perspective

  • 2019-08-05, 15:00–17:30, Tent 17
  • 2019-08-06, 15:00–17:30, Tent 17
  • 2019-08-07, 15:00–17:30, Tent 17
  • 2019-08-08, 15:00–17:30, Tent 17

This course is a work in progress. Together with participants, we'll try to explore nuances in different identities and how it entitles us to different privileges. The course aims to bring awareness to the privilege and vulnerabilities that identities create. Find ways how this awareness can be used to change social situations, shift status quo or just simply connect with one another across different backgrounds.

We, as individuals, belong to a lot of different social groups at the same time. Race, class, gender, nationality, linguality, religion and so on. Majority of it is not our conscious decision. It was just a chance of where and in which situation we were born that put all of such defining characteristics upon us. As our world and society are divided and organized in hierarchical order- these identities also come with certain advantages and drawbacks. While we did not get to choose in which social group we were born in, we can definitely choose, to a certain extent, to not be limited by it.

This course will limit its focus on race, class and gender identity. We will take one topic each day to discuss and explore its associated components. Finally, we will try to bring together the three layers to comprehend and appreciate the complexity of it.

Method: Mixed methods. For certain parts, lecture format will be used. Extending on that, open, analytical discussion and group exercises will be used to achieve critical awareness of our identities.

Time: From 3pm-5.45pm with 15 minutes break in the session

Prerequisites for participants – None.