Accountability for Action: Moving from Conference to Community

Jody Alyn, Vanessa Roberts


This paper reports on a pilot program to assess the impacts of the White Privilege Conference on participants in specific accountability workshop sessions. These sessions were designed with particular attention to “accountability for action,” to agreements about behaving in specific and intentional ways that dismantle systemic privilege. The results indicate that accountability-focused programs can help learners translate ideas from workshop sessions into specific actions to challenge privilege at three levels.


Accountability for action; Accountability programs; Transfer of learning; White privilege; Privilege; Oppression; Tools; Strategies

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