Hello, and thank you for your interest in Dismantle!
The goal of this retreat is to convene passionate students who are interested in exploring the magnitude and complexity of power and privilege, while building their capacity to evolve as impactful and self-aware leaders.
This retreat is open to ALL students, regardless of identity, as most of us have privileges that we benefit from (for example: many LGBT people may have White privilege, someone with a disability might have class privilege and people of color can still have heterosexual privilege, etc). We hope to recruit a diverse group of students and create an environment of care that allows for learning through critical reflection and storytelling. To learn from Boston, we will participate in an interactive activity in the city to explore how privilege manifests in diverse neighborhoods, and its disparate impact on our fellow community members.
Throughout this experience we will be defining privilege as: an unearned advantage or exemption from duty as a special benefit or favor based on someone’s social identity group membership (such as their race, class, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability, etc.).