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Thursday, October 17 • 1:20pm - 2:30pm
Power Literacy: Reimagining How We Think About Privilege, Room 243

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Citizen-activist Eric Liu encourages us all to become power literate in order to effect change. He posits that “the deepest truth is that we the people are not merely the passive receptacles or objects of power. We are the very source of power...We generate it. We give it.” Inspired by this, we developed a new framework for approaching issues of privilege and positionality after experiencing resistance from students about discussing privilege. Instead of focusing on privilege and who has it, we’ve asked students to map their relationship and access to power and consider their responsibility to use that power for the greater good. Join us to learn more about implementing a similar framework, resulting in increased participation and fluency in conversations about equity and justice.

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Alegria Barclay

Director of Social Justice, PreK-12, The Nueva School
After many years abroad, working at the International School in Bangkok and the International School of Prague, Alegria returns to the Bay Area to serve as our inaugural equity and social justice coordinator. Alegria works closely with the Board’s Diversity Committee, division heads... Read More →
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Alison Williams

Science of Mind, and Equity & Social Justice Associate Teacher, The Nueva School
Alison’s educational and professional experience has been focused on social and community empowerment. Earning a degree from Arizona State University, she concentrated in social work and restorative justice practices. Thus far in her career, her work has been dedicated to creating... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 1:20pm - 2:30pm PDT
Nueva San Mateo Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403