This year, Whitman college’s annual Power and Privilege Symposium (February 19th) fell on the day before World Day of Social Justice (WDSJ) (February 20th). Because of this consecutive accordance, we aimed to connect our theme of WDSJ with those of the Power and Privilege Symposium. The goal of the Power and Privilege Symposium was to engage the student body, staff, and community in discussions regarding systematic problems relating to race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, and ability. Similar in a few characteristics, WDSJ is aimed to recognize the need to promote important issues of poverty, exclusion, and unemployment. By raising awareness, we’re hoping to further our effort to advance social justice when we remove barriers that individuals face because of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. In order to connect the two, we posed a statement for the Whitman College community to complete: “I believe everyone is entitled to _____.” Around 50 individuals answered, and here are what a few had to say:
What do you think everyone is entitled to?
Leave a comment and let us know what you think!
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