Are You Willing to Give Up Your Privilege?

2020 Global Conference

Are You Willing to Give Up Your Privilege?



October 15 at 11:30 am PDT/2:30 pm EDT


The concept of "privilege"—and the unearned benefits it affords some and not others on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, ability, or religion—has been the topic of discussion for large parts of the past century. But never before have these conversations been more prominent than at this moment, as our country mounts a two-front charge against a global pandemic and social injustice. Fundamentally, what is privilege? How does it manifest itself? How do we create systems, institutions, and societies that are fair, equitable, and just for all? Is privilege a zero-sum game and if so, are we willing and able to give it up?



Sarah Kate Ellis
President and CEO, GLAAD

Daniel Markovits
Guido Calabresi Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Author, "The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite"

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Felicia Wong
President and CEO, Roosevelt Institute



Richard Ditizio
President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Published October 15, 2020