Power, Privilege, and Oppression
Inspired by YP4s Power, Privilege, and Oppression Workshop, Omar is using his Blueprint to develop a similar workshop at UNC Chapel Hill for students, staff, and professors. The workshop, centered on racism, is designed to raise awareness and promote understanding of oppressive structures to encourage respectful discussions of diversity and to further participants’ abilities to reflect on their own privilege within the community. Too often, peers and even professors dismiss crucial policies like Affirmative Action, and Omar hopes his work will lead to a UNC campus that is more open and willing to engage in these difficult conversations. He envisions through classes and discussions on campus, students and professors will become more understanding and address issues of power, privilege, and oppression more seriously.