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Power, Privilege, and Ethical Responses

In these times of critical conversations about civic and social justice, equity and inclusion, the Design Lab is sponsoring a series on Power, Privilege, and Ethical Responses (PPER).  Our current focus is on anti-racism, specifically as it pertains to our black communities. 

Part of this initiative is a series of Studio Sessions, designed to share tools that address the experiences of our black community, in hopes of bridging existing gaps between the historical precedent and current calls to action. These interactive sessions are meant to be a dialogue nurturing communication and self-reflection to build empathy and ethical responsibility amongst participants.

By utilizing Human Centered Design we can move from current structures of racism to a more inclusive system for all.  Expert speakers address issues affecting our Black community ranging from the structures of Anti-blackness and White Fragility to Voter Suppression, Education, the School to Prison Pipeline, Environmental Racism, and much more. By bringing awareness to these issues in real-time, we can feel safe and move into reinforcing behaviors of oneness in real-time using the Design process and civic engagement elements of the training.

Header Image: ©Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

Upcoming PPER Studio Sessions

Past PPER Studio Sessions

Designing For Diversity Pper

Studio Session: Designing For Diversity™ with Project Inkblot

Power, Privilege, and Ethical Responses: Anti-Racism
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Virtual Conference (Registration Required)
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Salina Rise

Studio Session: What’s wrong with Individualism? with Rise San Diego

Power, Privilege, and Ethical Responses: Anti-Racism
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Virtual Conference (Registration Required)
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Keisha Clark Privilege Ucsd Design Lab

Studio Session: White Fragility with Dr. Keisha Clark

Power, Privilege, and Ethical Responses: Anti-Racism
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Virtual Conference (Registration Required)
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Ymasumac Marañón Davis Ucsd Design Lab

Studio Session: Designing from Whiteness to Oneness™ with Ymasumac Marañón Davis

Power, Privilege, and Ethical Responses: Anti-Racism
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Virtual Conference (Registration Required)
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White Fragility Pper

Privilege, Power, and Ethical Responses (PPER) Book Club Meeting #2: White Fragility

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Virtual Conference
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Power Privilege Ethical Responses White Fragility

Privilege, Power, and Ethical Responses (PPER) Book Club Meet-up #1: White Fragility

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Virtual Conference
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