E-Course Description

Talking openly and knowledgeably about race is an ever-increasing competency that students are expected to develop. That is why SpeakOut and SHIFT created the Race, Power, & Privilege E-Course. This low-cost, powerfully-packaged experience helps students tap into their imaginations to grow and thrive in a diverse campus setting.

Through accessible multimedia modules, SHIFT presenters guide students through a framework of individual, collective, and institutional levels of power. The modules:

  • unpack prejudice, discrimination, and oppression
  • cover key definitions essential to anti-racism education
  • offer activities to assess and evaluate one’s own identity and responsibility
  • outline steps to practice solidarity


Join us on this journey towards building equitable and anti-racist institutions!


$20 per person

For group rates and registration, contact programs@speakoutnow.org

E-Course Details

  • Duration

    5-7 Hours

  • Audience

    Students and Young People

  • Cost

    $20 per person

  • Certificate

    Certificates of Completion Available

Race, Power, & Privilege E-Course

A powerfully-packaged experience essential for every student!

Course Curriculum

  • 2

    Ch. 1 Lean Into Your Growing Edge

  • 3

    Ch. 2 Let’s Talk About Power

    • Institutional, Collective, and Individual Power

    • Cultural Knowledge Part 1

    • Cultural Knowledge Poll Part 1

    • Cultural Knowledge Part 2

    • Cultural Knowledge Poll Part 2

    • Prejudice, Discrimination, Oppression Comics

    • Kendi - "How to Be an Anti-Racist"

    • Check-In

    • Reflection: My Power

  • 4

    Ch. 3 Privilege: Power on an Individual Level

    • Intro to Prejudice

    • Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism

    • Implicit Bias & Structural Racism

    • What Is Systemic Racism?

    • *Systemic Racism Explained in 9 Charts

    • Privilege Checklist

    • Privilege Checklist: Printable Version

    • Privilege

    • Reflection

    • Pause

  • 5

    Ch. 4 Discrimination: Power on a Collective Level

    • Microaggressions

    • How Microaggressions Are Like Mosquito Bites

    • Microaggressions Translator

    • Impact: Cultural Appropriation and Respectability Politics

    • Race Issues - A Comic Series

    • Check-In

    • Reflection

  • 6

    Ch. 5 Oppression: Power on a Systemic Level

    • Systems of Oppression

    • Scot Nakagawa: Anti-Blackness Is The Fulcrum

    • What is Intersectionality?

    • Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality

    • Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde: Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference

    • *Additional Readings to Deepen Your Understanding

    • Your Intersectional Identities

    • Check-In

    • Reflection

  • 7

    Ch. 6 Showing Up in Solidarity

    • Actor, Ally, Accomplice & Co-Conspirator

    • Indigenous Action: Accomplice Not Allies

    • Actor, Ally, Accomplice Summary

    • Steps to Solidarity

    • Reflection

    • Check-In

  • 8

    Ch. 7 Another World is Possible

    • Carruthers - "Reviving the Black Radical Imagination"

    • “Another World is Possible” Exercise and Video

  • 9

    Next Steps

    • Closing Questionnaire

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • More Resources for You

Instructors

SHIFT Instructors

SHIFT is a women of color-owned, racial and gender equity education and consulting group. It was established in 2017, at the height of the #MeToo movement. Its founders — Natalie Bui, Kausar Mohammed, and Veline Mojarro were deeply craving a space for their own communities to engage in honest dialogue and accountability. And as women of color, survivors and educators, it was imperative for them to center and elevate the work of people in the Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+, and disabled communities. SHIFT is a space where we hope to not only provide support in building tools to create institutional, sustainable, and transformative change — but also a space to engage in radical re-imagining. We strive to create spaces that are centered on infinite possibilities, care, accountability, lifelong learning, and built on true relationships and community.

Testimonials

"A unique experience for students that lowers their defenses and increases opportunities for learning and personal growth!"

by Ian Wallace, PhD, Chair, Unity Council at CSU Maritime Academy

"Relevant, in tune with current events and youth culture, entertaining!"

by Elaine Kociolek, Associate Director, EOP/ SEAS Center

"Talking openly and knowledgeably about race, gender, power and privilege is an ever-increasing competency that students are expected to develop. SHIFT presents these topics to students with dynamic energy, cultural capital, and loads of fun!"

by Unity Council at CSU Maritime Academy

FAQ

  • Is there a Group Rate?

    Yes! The group rate is as follows: For 51-499 attendees: $18/person. For 500+ attendees: $15/person. Please contact programs@speakoutnow.org for the promo code and special instructions.

  • Who is the ideal audience?

    Designed with high school and college students in mind, this interactive e-course is great for incoming classes, young activists and leaders, and whole institutions.

  • Can this e-course be used year-round?

    Absolutely! The e-course is accessible to you 24/7 and research shows that prevention education is most effective when students engage with the material regularly.

  • How long does the e-course take to complete?

    The e-course takes about 5-7 hours to complete, and we recommended doing it over a one-week period. It is up to you on how to divide the lessons up; either way your progress will be saved.

Take the E-Course Today!

Leave with a foundational understanding of racial justice and the ways this consciousness benefits all of us!

The SpeakOut Difference

SpeakOut – The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, has been working with college campuses around equity and diversity issues for 30 years. Our network of speakers, artists, and strategic partners provide experiential learning opportunities through lectures, workshops, film screenings, performances, consulting and professional development.