UC to Present Series of Talks that Explore Privilege in Society

September 16, 2016

MISSOULA – The Student Involvement Network in the University Center will bring a series of talks to the University of Montana that target the power of privilege in our society.

The new series, called Understanding Power and Privilege or U.P.P., will focus on eight topics: race, sexual orientation, mental health, gender, ableism, class, women’s rights and religion.

The series has a superhero theme, where attendees are encouraged to use their “powers” (their privilege) for good to help those who are struggling for equality. Each session will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evenings on the third floor of the UC. The first U.P.P. talk will be Tuesday, Sept. 20.

SIN partnered with various student groups and community members to select speakers and topics. U.P.P. is not an accredited class.

For more information visit the U.P.P. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/183238105420770/.

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Contact: Adrianne Donald, associate director, UM University Center, 406-243-6029, adrianne.donald@mso.umt.edu.