Conference Keynote: Understanding White Supremacy, Challenging White Privilege and Working for Social Justice

  • Paul Kivel


How does white supremacy look in 2009? What are the challenges and what are the opportunities we face in a time when some people are saying that if a black man can be elected president we have become a postracial society? How do we encourage white people to take responsibility for challenging specific forms of white privilege built around issues of land, labor, education, housing, and self-identity? Let’s move beyond generalities about racism and white privilege and move into responsibility for addressing concrete issues of racial justice. 
10th Annual White Privilege Conference Keynote
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Memphis, Tennessee
To purchase a DVD of this keynote contact the WPC office at 719-255-4764.

Author Biography

Paul Kivel

Paul Kivel, social justice educator, activist, and writer, has been an innovative leader in violence prevention for 40 years.  He is an accomplished trainer and speaker on men’s issues, racism and diversity, challenges of youth, teen dating and family violence, raising boys to manhood, and the impact of class and power on daily life.  Kivel is the author of numerous books and curricula including Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, Men’s Work, Making the Peace, Helping Teens Stop Violence, and most recently, You Call This a Democracy?: Who Benefits, Who Pays, and Who Really Decides.

Area of specialization: Issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, economics, Christian hegemony, and Adultism