History of the WPC

For the past 20 years the WPC has examined challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solution and team building strategies to work towards a more equitable world. WPC is a conference designed to examine issues of privilege beyond skin color. WPC is open to everyone and invites diverse perspectives to provide a comprehensive look at issues of privilege including: race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc.
The conference is unique in its ability to bring together students, youth, teachers, university faculty, activists, social workers and counselors, healthcare workers, and members of both the spiritual community and corporate arena.
Our strategy in addressing issues of inequality involves bringing together a consummate network of both national and regional leaders and practitioners to work and learn from each other. This synergistic collaboration produces both paradigm shifts and personal action. The WPC provides an opportunity for participants to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affects daily life while giving strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression and advancing social and economic justice.

The White Privilege Conference


1st Annual Conference on ‘White Privilege’
Understanding, Respecting, and Connecting in the Changing Face of America 
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa


WPC 2 Understanding, Respecting, and Connecting in the Changing Face of America
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa


WPC 3 Multicultural Education and Teacher Preparation
Central College, Pella, Iowa


WPC 4 Breaking the Psychological Chains of Privilege and Oppression 
Central College, Pella, Iowa


WPC 5 White Supremacy and the Prison Industrial Complex 
Central College, Pella, Iowa


WPC 6 Women Activists: Their Fight against White Privilege, White Supremacy and Oppression. 
Central College, Pella, Iowa


WPC 7 YOUTH: A Call To Action. 
University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri


WPC 8 Examining Interactions, Making Connections & Building Allies 
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Sheraton Hotel


WPC 9 Critical Liberation Praxis: Creating Transformation for Social Justice
UMASS Amherst – Social Justice Education Program & Goddard College 
Springfield, Massachusetts Sheraton & Marriot Hotels


WPC 10 Taking Responsibility: Awareness, Healing, and Social Change 
Memphis Community Activists, Memphis, Tennessee Hilton Hotel


WPC 11 Health Inequities: Strategies. Action. Liberation. 
7 Rivers Region Diversity Collaboration Initiative
La Crosse, Wisconsin La Crosse Center


WPC 12 This Land is Whose Land? Defining Citizenship, Understand Access, & Taking Action.
Minnesota Justice Collaborative
Minneapolis, Minnesota

WPC 13 Intersectionality: Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnership
New Mexico Equity and Social Justice Alliance
Albuquerque, New Mexico

WPC 14 The Color of Money: Reclaiming our Humanity
The Northwest Equity Consortium
Seattle, Washington

WPC 15 Building Relationships, Straightening Communities, Seeking Justice
Madison, Wisconsin

WPC 16 Resistance, Action, Courage & Equity: The South Leading the Way!
Louisville, Kentucky

WPC 17 Let Freedom Ring - Re-Imagining Equity and Justice in the United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WPC 18 Organizing. Strategizing. Taking-Action. Deconstructing the Culture of White Supremacy and Privilege: Creating Peace, Equity and Opportunity in the Heartland.

Kansas City, Missouri

WPC 19 Super Powers: Prepare to be the future of social justice work.

Grand Rapids, Michigan