launcH event

We have a vision to reframe privilege and are excited to share The Privilege Project with the world. Join us for our virtual launch event on 1st December 2020 kicking off at 1:15pm GMT.
This is a free live stream event, lasting 3 hours that will be webcast with speakers presenting 10 different types of privileges and explaining how you can use your privilege to help others. Join us as we begin this journey for social change.

applies to all

We all have some form of privilege which gives us the ability to influence people and society more than we realise.

recognise & use

Move from an unconscious to conscious understanding of our given/acquired privileges to use them for good and create a more level playing field.

allyship

An ally is someone who sees and understands the imbalance for others in terms of opportunity or their experience and works to correct it.

HELP OTHERS

We can achieve a lot when we work together
In 2020, we have all witnessed how the pandemic has created greater stress levels for many people. Whether it’s due to social isolation, poor health and wellbeing, fewer outlets for staying fit, it has created an environment which has significantly impacted people’s mental health.
Many of us have come together to use our time and resources to help our families, neighbours, local communities and charities during this difficult time with COVID-19. This is the power of people when we work together as a collective.
THIS IS ALLYSHIP

Agenda TOPICS

GREENWICH MEAN TIME (GMT)
LAUNCHING 10 PRIVILEGES
  • WELCOME & INTRO
    13:15 - 13:30
    Session 1
  • SOCIAL CLASS & AGE
    13:30 - 14:00
    Session 2
  • RACE, ETHNICITY & SKIN COLOUR
    14:00 - 14:30
    Session 3
  • MENTAL HEALTH & PHYSICAL ABILITY
    14:30 - 15:00
    Session 4
  • SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER IDENTITY
    15:00 - 15:30
    Session 3
  • GENDER & EXTROVERSION
    15:30 - 16:00
    Session 6
  • CLOSING REMARKS
    16:00 - 16:15
    Session 7
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LET’S TALK SOCIAL CLASS
Social class refers to the construction of groups of people within a society who possess the same socioeconomic status (SES). Social class privilege is a special advantage or entitlement from having a higher social class level in society, such as middle or upper class.
LET’S TALK AGE
A person’s age brings varying degrees of privilege and oppression. Those who are older are often seen as experienced, stable and highly respected but it also brings a perception of being resistant to change and unable to ‘keep up’. For young individuals, they can be perceived as immature and inexperienced, but experience the privilege of being seen as physically attractive and adaptable.
LET’S TALK RACE, ETHNICITY AND SKIN COLOUR
Race, ethnicity and skin colour are often used interchangeably, but are in fact distinctly different terminologies. We’ll discuss the differences in the launch event, and show you exactly how we all experienced varying forms of oppression or privilege when we belong to the ‘right’ ethnic or racial groups, or when we are perceived to have the ‘right’ skin colour.
LET’S TALK MENTAL HEALTH
Social stigma leads to prejudiced attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes that can be increasingly damaging to individuals. The pandemic has influenced widespread emotional distress, and support resources around the world are struggling to cope.
LET’S TALK PHYSICAL ABILITY
When we’re able-bodied, healthy and fit, we experience the world differently to someone with a disability. From public spaces and infrastructure, to day-to-day activities and living arrangement, these are more often than not built with an able-bodied individual in mind. As a result, people with physical disabilities or impairments struggle to engage in society as independently and freely as an able-bodied person.
LET’S TALK SEXUAL ORIENTATION
When we’re straight / heterosexual, we are more likely to be in positions of power and have greater levels of freedom than someone in the LGBT+ community. This is because we live in a hetero-patriarchy, where straight men are given more influence and ease in our society.
LET’S TALK GENDER IDENTITY
Our society encourages a standard of a two-gender system, male and female. Anyone who identifies outside of these definitions such as non-binary, trans and third gender, are often perceived negatively by wider society. The pressure to fit into these societal expectations means being cis-gender, when your gender identity is the same as the sex you were assigned at birth, are generally more accepted and recognised in society.
LET’S TALK GENDER
As we live in a patriarchy, where cisgender men are given greater freedoms and rights solely on the basis of their gender, women are often marginalised in our society. We’ll discuss how the patriarchy has led to the creation of gender roles that men and women must conform to regardless of their personal attributes.
LET’S TALK EXTROVERSION
We often assume that extroverts are more sociable and easier to get along with than introverts, because introverts are more reserved and prefer time alone. In a professional setting, the workplace is set up for extroverts to succeed. From rewarding people on their ability to speak on the spot, or perform well in an open plan office environment, these situations are not inclusive for introverts.
CLOSING REMARKS
After discussing the 10 privileges, we’ll wrap-up with key highlights and talk about what you can do to become aware of your privilege and use it to create a more level-playing field.

SESSION TEASERS COMING SOON!