Privilege Workshop Evaluation - 5th Workshop - Sedona

What was most helpful about this workshop?

  • “The small group conversations”
  • “All activities were engaging”
  • “Discussions in the second half”
  • “The passionate and personalized discussions (Food was good)”
  • “The discussion after the activities and acknowledgment of different perspectives”
  • “The group discussions”
  • “The engagement”
  • “The awareness”
  • “Realizing the privileges that I have, and that other’s don’t experience”
  • “Being able to talk with other people with different experiences (ethnic, gender, age) in an open environment”
  • “Language often hinders peoples ability to understand privileges”
  • “Help defining privilege and how everyone has it”
  • “Identifying the use of race in society”
  • “Dr. Parker’s talk, and the audience”
  • “Taking privilege beyond the obvious”
  • “The discussion, I love discussion!”
  • “The lists of different privilege were excellent”
  • “Discussing information in groups, providing an open forum in whole group discussions”
  • “A personal discussion I had with someone to understand a little what it was like to be them”
  • “Gaining clarity about myself and privilege”
  • “Making me aware of the variety of privileges around the world”
  • “Being in this multi-diverse space”
  • “The speaker’s PowerPoint”
  • “The dialogue and the expertise of the facilitators”
  • “The interactions and openness”
  • “The realization that all of us individually have privileges, and that there are many forms of privilege. Not just white privilege”
  • “Appreciation of what privilege is on a broader spectrum”
  • “Identifying the many different types of privilege”
  • “Checklists and interactions”
  • “The fact that I was able to come out of myself and see another perspective”
  • “Awareness of privilege, the step exercise was a great illustration of privileges people have but may no acknowledge.”
  • “Group discussion with and moderated by, academics who have access to the latest studies and etc.”
  • “Just listening, it’s important for me to be with a diverse group and in a way being reminded that we’re all in this together”
  • “Something to do on a Monday night in the summer! I discussed these kinds of issues when I was in college. I felt guilty as a white, idle class person, in this workshop, I didn't feel guilty”
  • “Learning the different types and layers of privilege, more than just the big ones”
  • “Discussion”
  • “Meeting community members”
  • “Discussion of checklists”
  • “Learning about other and more privileges”
  • “Deep discussion, diverse perspective”
  • “The dialogue- just wish we were in a space that was more conducive to dialogue and small/large group discussions”
  • “The exercise at the beginning and group discussions”
  • “Being able to share thoughts, and hear the thoughts being shared”
  • “The vocab sheer and open discussions”
  • “Speaking with people here and info about race”
  • “The open discussions”
  • “Discussion about racial identification and privilege”
  • “Really got a lot out of the workshop; loved the audience standing and sharing experience!”
  • “Open and honest talk, clarifying thoughts on race”
  • “Hearing others view on privilege, eye opening”
  • “The privilege walk”

 

What was least helpful about this workshop?

  • “Having the same people speak over and over. The room set up”
  • “Space was tight, maybe use a new venue”
  • “Small group discussions, the large ones helped more”
  • “Venue was small”
  • “The guest speaker”
  • “Let’s not talk about disadvantages to highlight privilege”
  • “More time was needed”
  • “The assumption was made that privilege is bad. I don't think there was a point to what you were talking about. Life isn’t fair, most people face challenges in life. I felt more encouraged by the activity we did outside. Personally, I’ve taken a lot of steps back in life, but have come far and overcome many of the challenges. Even, though different privilege exists, you don't have to be a victim.”
  • “Just the space”
  • “Need more time”
  • “The venue size and layout”
  • “The 2 and a half hours felt like 30 minutes, and I wanted to have more discussions”
  • “Have enough copies of forms for everyone, use a cordless mic if possible, and have business cards available”
  • “The space was to small to be logistically effective”
  • “Maybe adding talks about mental disability and addiction”
  • “It’s great to have lots of folks, but I think it pulled focus in the space, otherwise great. I would like it to be more intimate”
  • “The space”
  • “Perhaps the space, needed more chairs with backings”
  • “Not being able to hear all the feedback”
  • “Being able to hear all that was discussed”
  • “The microphone was crackly”
  • “Could have spent more time on solutions, instead of: educate, educate, educate!”
  • “Time was too short”
  • “Tough venue (heat, ability to hear, crowded)”
  • “The time was wrong”
  • “Couldn't hear sometimes”
  • “Lack of space”
  • “Ability to talk”
  • “I didn't like the privilege checklist activity. I think it would be better to have affinity groups look at the checklists themselves and which ones they agree or disagree on. Then present/share with other. I though many items on the black male privilege checklist were stereotypes of black males which has actually become barriers for them, rather than privilege”
  • “The space was a bit constricted.
  • “(Don’t feel guilty)- Tell us what we should do, not what we should not do. Turn discomfort into inquiry”
  • “Space, cause a distraction of thinking”
  • “The time structure”

 

How useful was this workshop?

  • Extremely useful- 22
  • Very useful- 29
  • 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- 15
  • Much better- 21
  • Slightly better- 14
  • Not better at all- 1

 

General feedback

  • “It was good, given the time and resources”
  • “All was good”
  • “It was all good”
  • “All of the activities were helpful”
  • “Really enjoyed the Privilege workshop last night! It was awesome to see how many people came out and are interested in discussing this topic. Wish I could've stayed till the end, but I came with someone that had to be at work at 3:30am.… I just set up a Facebook account for an outreach I am doing in the Phoenix area.  In a way, I'm fighting privilege.  It’s Phoenix Harm Reduction & Addiction Resources.  Even in matters of addiction, things like access to drug treatment, health information, and ways to avoid contracting disease are influenced by race and social status and it comes full circle to privilege.” - Danielle R. 
  • “Last night was really good, diverse group, interaction.   Happy I was able to make it.”- Verna W.
  • “Congrats on an amazing evening!” - Ellie H-M.
  • “Was a terrific event last night. Lot of interesting points & different privileges/not privileges.  Just one thing back at beginning....When trying to equalize/use also terms 'you guys' and 'you gals' in a group.  I forget your exact example, but when saying 'you gals,' I imagined that 'us gals' would get up & do something/take the challenge....answer the question? Rather than when saying 'you guys' may be a general rumbling around, but not right away. And terrific turnout, lots of variety!”—Becky G.
  • “UGIMA attended Dr. Neal Lester’s workshop on Privilege in Ahwatukee. The night was filled with many learning moments, many passionate contributors, and many warm and friendly new faces. So happy we got the opportunity to be a part of this. ‘We can be as separate as the fingers but one as the hand!’”—Jason G.
  • “Congrats on the great turn out for the Privilege workshop! We need these types of spaces so much! Thanks!”—Mary S.
  • “Loved it. It is good to be reminded of all the privileges we have.”
  • “Well thought out but I think there were more people in attendance than the crew and the event spaced was equipped for.”
  • “Very thought provoking on many levels. I liked being involved. It has made me even more aware of others’ circumstances.”
  • “Great location, well-organized, thought and discussion provoking activities, compassionate attitude by presenters, focused on fostering ‘coming to awareness’. I loved it.”
  • “I thought it was really engaging and I wish it could have gone on longer, but I tend to be the sort of person who continues discussions without regard to time and end up talking until 2:00 in the morning.”
  • “It was a good event to have. The venue was difficult, with the size of the crowd, the noise that made it hard to hear, different levels of awareness of privilege and an agenda that spoke about all kinds of privilege. The best part was the small and large group discussion. Thanks for starting the conversation.”
  • “It was good, but not great. Most of the info presented was quite good, but I think you tried to accomplish too much in a space that was ill-suited to the activities planned and the number of people involved. I know it was ‘not a lecture’ but a little more background would have been useful before the activities. The issue with the mic was amateurish and not suited to an event from a top tier university. Do less, better. Plan the event logistics like pros. The food was EXCELLENT and the info and the presenters were intriguing and well-versed, but logistically... not so much and detracted from what could have been spectacular.”