“Privilege and Oppression: Two Sides of the Same Coin”
Keynote Speaker: Goodman, Diane J., Ed.D.
The costs of oppression to both privileged and oppressed groups have been talked about universally, from Nelson Mandela to Paolo Freire to Martin Luther King Jr. However, the concept that privilege and oppression are two sides of the same coin is one that is neither obvious to many nor easy to grasp as those in the privileged or dominant group tend to frame the problem of oppression as the problem of the oppressed. Dr. Diane J. Goodman will stress the need to seriously confront our privileges in different forms of oppression—not just race—and will walk us through the characteristics of privilege groups, the dynamics of privilege across different issues and the challenges of recognizing privilege when we are part of dominant groups (and the resistance that can arise.) Her talk will provide an important framework as we move forward in challenging ourselves to make Japan a more diverse and multicultural society.
講師紹介 Speaker Profile
Dr. Diane J. Goodman has been addressing issues of diversity and social justice for over 25 years as a trainer, consultant, facilitator, professor, speaker, author, and activist. Her extensive and varied background enables her to bring a range of skills and perspectives to meet the needs of non-profit agencies, community groups, corporations, schools and universities to create environments that allow all people to feel valued, to be treated fairly, and to work together productively. Diane is the author of Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups (2nd ed.) (Routledge, 2011). This groundbreaking book focuses on working with people from privileged groups across different forms of social inequality. She earned a B.A. from Tufts University in Psychology and Child Development and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a focus on social justice education, group and organizational development, and counseling. Diane has been facilitating groups for community members to explore race, racism and whiteness as well.
（共催：上智大学グローバル教育センター、Co-sponsorship with the Center for Global Discovery, Sophia University）