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 rates and registration, contact programs@speakoutnow.org

Group rates available for 50+ participants:
51 - 499 participants: $18/person
500+ participants: $15/person

E-Course Details

  • Duration

    5-7 Hours

  • Audience

    Students and Young People

  • Cost

    $20 per person

  • Certificate

    Certificates of Completion Available

Building Inclusive Communities

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

  • 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

    • Carruthers - "Reviving the Black Radical Imagination"

    • “Another World is Possible” Exercise and Video

    • Reflection

    • Check-In

  • 8

    Next Steps

    • Closing Questionnaire

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • More Resources for You


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.


"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


  • 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.