Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America

April 07, 2021
1pm - 2pm PT

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The phrase “check your privilege” has become common in popular discourse over the last decade. But do we really understand what “privilege” means? Join us April 7 for the next livestream in our #AskOBI series to hear from leading scholars Stephanie M. Wildman and Margalynne Armstrong, authors of the new edition of “Privilege Revealed,” in conversation with OBI Director john a. powell. Facilitated by scholar and activist Adam Ryan Chang, they’ll discuss what has changed—and what hasn’t—in the 25 years since the book was first released, and why understanding “privilege” still remains critical to our movements for justice today. Want to read the book? Get a 30% discount with the code PRIVILEGE30 when purchasing at this website

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  • Adam Ryan Chang, Moderator (@adamryanchang)— Adam Ryan Chang is a scholar and advocate whose background centers nationality, gender, sexuality, and youth development.
  • Stephanie M. Wildman— Stephanie M. Wildman served as John A. and Elizabeth H. Sutro Chair at Santa Clara Law and directed the school’s Center for Social Justice and Public Service before becoming Professor Emerita. Her books include: Brave in the Water (2021); Privilege Revealed: How Invisible Preference Undermines America 2d (2021) (with contributions by Armstrong, Davis & Grillo); Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America 3d (with Delgado, Harris, Perea & Stefancic) (2015); Social Justice: Professionals Communities and Law (with Mahoney & Calmore) (2013); Women and the Law Stories (with Schneider) (2011). She is a member of the Writers Grotto.
  • Margalynne Armstrong— Margalynne Armonstrong is an Associate Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. She teaches Race and Law, Critical Race Theory, Constitutional Law, Property, and other courses. Her scholarship examines housing discrimination, race and criminal law, and teaching about race and privilege.
  • john a. powell (@profjohnapowell)— john a. powell is an internationally-recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy. john is the Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, a research institute that brings together scholars, community advocates, communicators, and policymakers to eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society.