E-Course Description

SpeakOut's new e-course, “Race, Power, and Privilege,” offers creative and relevant introductory curriculum that provides students with the fundamentals of how interpersonal and systemic racism function, and how we might begin to imagine a safe and equitable world for all.

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

A powerfully-packaged experience essential for every student, SpeakOut’s “Race, Power, and Privilege” e-course will help all students tap into their radical imagination, and grow and thrive in a diverse campus setting.

$20 per person

For group registration, contact programs@speakoutnow.org

Discount rates available for 50+ participants

E-Course Details

  • Duration

    1-3 Hours

  • Audience

    First Year & Continuing Students

  • Cost

    $20 per person

  • Certificate

    Certificates of Completion Available

Building Inclusive Communities

A powerfully-packaged experience essential for every student!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • How to Use this Course

  • 2

    Intro: Your Growing Edge

    • Intentions of E-Course

    • Before we begin...

  • 3

    Let's Talk About Power

    • Intro to Institutional, Collective, and Individual Power

    • Cultural Knowledge Poll

  • 4

    Individual Prejudice, Power and Privilege

    • Intro to Prejudice

    • Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism

    • Implicit Bias & Structural Racism

    • Privilege Checklist

    • Privilege

  • 5

    Discrimination: Power on a Collective Level

    • Microaggressions

    • How Microaggressions Are Like Mosquito Bites

    • Cultural Appropriation and Respectability Politics

    • Test your learning

  • 6

    Oppression: Power on a Systemic Level

    • Intro to Systems of Oppression

    • What is Intersectionality?

    • The Urgency of Intersectionality

  • 7

    Showing up in Solidarity

    • Actor, Ally, Accomplice

    • Steps to Solidarity

    • Reimagining

    • Another World is Possible Worksheet

  • 8

    Next Steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

Instructors

Co-Founder of SHIFT

Kausar Mohammed

Kausar Mohammed is a producer and actor in TV, film, and live comedy projects, working to create more visibility for communities of color and historically-marginalized people. She is a co-founder of SHIFT: Sexual Harassment Prevention, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consulting. She has also supported non-profits such as LACER Afterschool Programs and Aga Khan Foundation with development and marketing campaigns. Mohammed received her BA in Communications and International Development Studies with a minor in Theater from UCLA.

Taylor Mason

Taylor Mason is a communication strategist, visual artist, and wellness facilitator based in Chicago. Over the past eight years, she has managed projects and development strategies for organizations rooted in gender justice and incarceration reform, as well as the U.S. House of Representatives. She combines her skills in these areas with her passion for the healing arts to support organizations and individuals to further their self-care practices and maintain healthy team collaboration.

Co-Founder of SHIFT

Veline Mojarro

Veline Mojarro is an artist, educator, and reproductive justice advocate working at the intersection of art, social justice, and equity. She is a co-founder of SHIFT: Sexual Harassment Prevention, Equity, Diversity. She also serves as Director of Equity, Safety, and Inclusion for Every One, an initiative to prevent any form of harassment at Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals. Mojarro was a Lecturer in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also earned a BA in Theater, Film, and Television.

Aaliyah Sade

Aaliyah Sade is a recent graduate of the World, Arts and Cultures: Arts Activism and Global Health programs at University of California, Los Angeles. She is a full-spectrum birthworker (doula), certified international yoga instructor, student-herbalist and social justice rooted, community based researcher. Her experience in advocacy ranges from Mexico to Egypt, where she has spearheaded programming in yoga and reproductive justice related community-based research. Her passions include holistic health, gardening and all forms of art.

Co-Founder of SHIFT

Natalie Bui

Natalie Bui is a co-founder of SHIFT: Sexual Harassment Prevention, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consulting. With a background in policy and organizing, her previous work focused on voter education at Planned Parenthood, immigrant rights at the San Diego ACLU, and policy advocacy at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles. She's also an illustrator and works with nonprofits, centering the narratives, identities, and politics of communities of color. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Kenny Ramos

Kenny Ramos is a Kumeyaay culture bearer, theater artist, and tribal sovereignty advocate from the Barona Band of Mission Indians in southern California. He is passionate about theater that centers Indigenous perspectives and challenges settler colonial realities of American history and society. Kenny is an Ensemble member at Native Voices at the Autry and Cornerstone Theater Company and also works with California Native Vote Project and United American Indian Involvement. On the Barona Indian Reservation, where he grew up, Kenny volunteers with the Circle of Elders and is actively involved with language revitalization efforts. He holds a BA in American Indian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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 an Institutional Rate?

    Yes, the Institution rate is 25% off for groups of 50 or more. Please contact programs@speakoutnow.org for the promo code and special instructions.

  • Who is the ideal audience?

    Designed with incoming college students in mind, this interactive e-course is also recommended for continuing students, in college and high school.

  • 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.

Take the E-Course Today!

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

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.