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The Idea

Evy: I attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing last fall. One of the workshops I attended was on the topic of privilege. The participants as a group were given a list of statements one by one, and stood when statements applied to them.

See a slide from Grace Hopper Privilege Workshop with definitions

See a slide from Grace Hopper Privilege Workshop with example statement

After going through the statements, the group gets a chance to discuss and reflect on our experiences.

I've done these sorts of exercises before, and think they're very helpful for raising social awareness. I realized that many people who participate in these workshops already have a lot of knowledge about privilege - how can we make this experience more accessible? Why were there no web app versions of this already?

Target User

We hope that everyone can learn from this exercise. We will later be adding resources to learn more about certain topics and types of privilege, as well as a discussion area.

How it Works

"The purpose of this activity is to learn to recognize how power and privilege can affect our lives even when we are not aware it is happening. The purpose is not to blame anyone for having more power or privilege or for receiving more help in achieving goals, but to have an opportunity to identify both obstacles and benefits experienced in our life." (Source: http://www.albany.edu/ssw/efc/pdf/Module%205_1_Privilege%20Walk%20Activity.pdf)

Questions are displayed on the screen. You are requested to answer the questions honestly, and may skip questions if you wish. After answering each question you will see how many others have responding yes or no.

Workshops

We also generate custom URLs that let you see results from just within a workshop.

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