2022 Power & Privilege Purpose Statement

This year's Power & Privilege Symposium will address physical, economic, and identity based barriers to access and education to interrogate norms that exclude marginalized bodies and voices from spaces. We will center students and advocates whose personal narratives, wisdom, and worldviews are frequently left unacknowledged.

2022 Power & Privilege Goals

  • Expose systems that create barriers to access
  • Open and create spaces to discuss and redefine concepts that are misunderstood 
  • Reenvision P&P to make it accessible to community members outside Whitman's campus
  • Inspire participants to educate themselves about power and privilege beyond academic spaces

What to expect from P&P in 2022?

The Power & Privilege Team is pleased to announce Power & Privilege Week, where we will be contending with many topics surrounding our theme: Beyond the Bare Minimum. We are implementing a hybrid model of the symposium with both in-person and virtual sessions throughout the week.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, there will be a kick-off event featuring Whitman Alumna Aisha Fukushima ’09. Her online performance at 7 p.m. will be supported by various Whitman students and alumni.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, we shall host Imani Barbarin, an inclusion activist, delivering the keynote address in Reid Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. with Cordiner Hall as an overflow viewing room.

Power & Privilege Day shall be held the following day on Thursday, Feb. 24 with sessions led by Whitman students, faculty and staff on various topics.

After Power & Privilege Week, there will be a Continuing the Conversation reflection session on the Symposium on Friday, March 4.

**Note: Due to the evolving state of the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person programming is subject to move virtually to meet COVID-19 protocols. These changes will be updated on the P&P Web page. **