Power, Perception and Prejudice
INSTITUTE FOR ACTION AGAINST HATE
Power, Perception and Prejudice: A Workshop for Educators
|Date :|| Friday, February 15, 2008|
|Time :||9:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Location :|| Gonzaga University's Cataldo Hall, Globe Room|
| Complimentary Session! |
Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors. This workshop will guide participants through the problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and ethnocentrism, and the responsibility shared by all educators for challenging these forms of oppression.
In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. over thirty years ago, Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling, "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise. This, now famous, exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Everyone who is exposed to Jane Elliott's work, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it.
Gonzaga University Institute For Action Against Hate