Privilege Workshop Evaluation - 1st workshop - Phoenix

What was most helpful about this workshop?

  • In group discussion and first exercise in the workshop
  • People sharing their stories and opinions
  • Seeing that there are public forums expanding the work of promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Hearing about other’s experiences
  • Engaging conversation
  • Having the audience involved
  • Question and answer
  • Experience/I enjoyed the comments
  • Hearing everyone’s views and experiences. Also the activities.  Definitely an eye opener
  • The visuals (i.e. videos, clips)
  • You have the right to speak no matter what
  • Learning to view privilege in a new and different way
  • Having the group discussion…brainstorming anti-bias responses
  • Utilization of terms, multiple representations
  • The questionnaires were very helpful! Discussions I had in smaller groups incited real conversation
  • I just loved all of it
  • The privilege at the beginning got us to think about the complexity of privilege
  • The dictionary of terms, and discussing some of the terms—discussing about what is privilege and how it impacts everyone
  • Exploring the nuances of situations and identities that might on the surface looks to have or have not have privilege
  • The stories
  • Opening my eyes to the privileges I have in certain situations and the privileges I don’t have in others
  • The participation of everyone in the step forward and step backwards
  • Realization how privilege opens and closes doors!
  • The input from such a wonderful array of people who were willing to share their ideas and personal insights
  • Meeting people I don’t know and addressing new subjects in a safe space to share stories and exchange ideas
  • Understanding new “language”
  • The diversity and range
  • Hearing the ideas of others
  • Anti-bias responses examples “what repeat what you just said?”
  • Ways to use privilege positively and combat “un-privilege”
  • Simply listening to new (to me) perspectives and ideas
  • Education is the key awesome learning experience
  • The human interactions and perspectives
  • Talking with others in marginalized positions
  •  Anti-bias response example and the discussion of leveraging privilege
  • Listening, diverse ideas
  • The broad range of topics discussed along with personal experience and opinion.  The environment was open minded
  • Helped me understand the extent of my personal privilege, and how important it is to speak up when I notice prejudice/bias resulting from unknown privileges—“non-privileged” peoples need allies to help shed light on unjust privilege that exist in social institutions
  • Great having terms definition to shape discussion
  • Anti-bias response examples provided and the mix of presentation and group activity styles
  • I appreciated the use of media, and would have appreciated even more discussion about this.
  • Anti-bias response examples
  • Going over the definitions
  • Ways to leverage privilege
  • That is was a good opportunity to hear the “world”-(others) besides myself
  • The sessions on privilege (and the individual sections on privilege)
  • Transgender insights
  • Understanding what privilege can also mean

What was least helpful about this workshop?

  • Focusing on mainly black people instead of a more evenly spread talk about other races
  • Nothing. Great workshop—thank you!
  • Maybe more discussion on strategies for privilege
  • I don’t think that there was anything not useful/helpful
  • Would have appreciated more direction with the breakout privileges
  • A lot of reading w/ the privilege checklist activity left little time for actual discussion
  • Might be helpful to talk about effective ways to recognize and respond to privileged biases (especially institutional biases)
  • There was a great focus on blacks.  I love learning about any race and culture but having an advocate of my culture and background would be more interpersonal.  I am Mexican-American. 
  • The directions for the privilege list breakout sessions were unclear
  • Lack of focus on one particular or a few types of privileges.  No mentions of human privilege. 
  • There was nothing that was not helpful
  • n/a
  • I’m not sure, I enjoyed the whole thing.  Except, you should include religions, particularly Christian biases in America.
  • Would love to see an emphasis on more subtle, implicit privileges/prejudices
  • I arrived late, we tried to cover a lot in a short time frame
  • The checklist exercise was helpful, but hard to do in the group.  Some people just did not participate.  It was processed too short.  Needed to hear from all the groups. 
  • I would have liked to have more involved revealing demonstrations
  • I wish we could have all seen the copies of different groups privilege list.  I would have loved MORE TIME.
  • Always talking about sex privileges
  • For an introvert group work, in the beginning, might turn people away
  • Everything was great
  • I would have liked to a guest speaker to have been more clear in her talk.  I understood about 50% of what she was talking about.  Some context would have been nice.
  • I suppose the fact that I arrived a few minutes late but other than that, the workshop was very helpful.  Please have more!!
  • Not everyone had a chance to talk
  • I do similar work to what this workshop aimed to do, and was looking for slightly deeper material to further my understanding
  • You did extremely well, great turnout, I just wish there was something in it to go past addressing microaggressions and maybe help the public to get involved more
  • When opinions were shared I felt the male leader would not let people speak their thoughts without him putting in his opinion
  • When the male speaker said, in the beginning, there is no wrong or right answer and every someone answered he corrected them especially on the female speaking along with him he would always correct her (assertive interruptions: “stop it”)

How useful was this workshop?

  • Extremely useful - 24
  • Very useful - 20 
  • Not very useful - 1
  • Not useful at all - 0

To what extent do you have a better understanding of everyday manifestations of privilege and ways to combat them?

  • Extremely better - 12
  • Much better - 19
  • Slightly better - 14
  • Not better at all - 0