By: Rachel Womek
Whew! What a trip! I am glad to be back, although at this moment I am exhausted. Las Cruces seems so much smaller than Albuquerque. The WPC conference was fantastic. For those of you who don’t know WPC is The White Privilege Conference: A conference addressing social disparity and the unconscious privilege that comes with being white which damages equity in America. This is the 13nth annual WPC conference and people from all over the country came of every race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and economic status. I had a great time and learned a great deal about social inequality. For instance I learned that there are 1018 active hate groups in America and that nearly half of those hate groups have only sprung up in the last 10 years. During the three days that I was at the conference I was able to attend three keynote speeches and 6 workshops. The workshops covered a wide range of social equity issues including: “White America and Islamophobia” and “Misuse of Indigenous Land”. I was also able to watch a documentary film: Ann Braden Southern Patriot.
Unfortunately because of privacy I wasn’t able to get any photos of the actual conference. I did, however, get some random photos in the ABQ.