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Power and Privilege Past Events

2019 Symposium

The 4th Annual UAS Power & Privilege Symposium is a one day conference-style event designed to give members of the UAS & Southeast Alaska communities an opportunity to explore dynamic and pressing societal changes through difficult, thoughtful, and honest conversations about the complex and increasingly diverse society in which we live.

The Symposium helps advance the University’s role in pursuing truth, advancement of learning, and the dissemination of knowledge in a setting supportive of free inquiry and discussion. Topics in recent symposia include ways social hierarchies and identities manifest themselves in our communities and discussions about the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, body size, ability, mental illness, and class.

Topics for the Symposium may be proposed by any member of the UAS community and are selected with a goal of sharing diverse perspectives and experiences. The one-day Symposium is scheduled as a regular part of the University’s fall calendar; most classes do not meet on the scheduled day to allow broad participation by students, faculty, staff, and community members.

While the Symposium will be held on the UAS Juneau campus, keynote speeches and a selection of breakout sessions will be available live via distance.

Keynotes and Recorded Sessions

Select keynotes as well as select breakout sessions are available for viewing online through the UAS YouTube Channel: 2019 UAS Power & Privilege Symposium

2018 Symposium

The Symposium Program for 2018, includes the schedule, keynote speakers, and breakout session details is available for download.

Keynotes and Recorded Sessions

All keynotes as well as select breakout sessions are available for viewing online through the UAS YouTube Channel. See the program for a full description.

Sponsors

We would like to thank our event sponsors of the 2018 event:

  • UAS First Year Experience
  • UAS Student Activities
  • UAS Student Government

2017 Symposium

The Symmposium Program for 2017, which includes the schedule, keynote speakers, and breakout session details is available for download.

Keynotes and Recorded Sessions

All keynotes as well as select breakout sessions are available for viewing online. See the program (above) for a full descriptions.

Event Welcome and Opening Keynote

Afternoon and Evening Keynotes

Breakout Sessions in the Egan Lecture Hall

Breakout Sessions in the Glacier View Room

Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous event sponsors of the 2017 event:

  • UAS First Year Experience 
  • UAS Student Activities
  • UAS Student Government

2016 Symposium

The program, which includes the schedule, keynote speakers, and breakout session details, is available for download.

Keynotes and Recorded Sessions

All keynotes as well as select breakout sessions are available for viewing online. A list of available videos:

  • Áakʼw Ḵwáan Welcome with Marie Olson & Liana Wallace 
  • Opening Keynote - Manic Depression in America with Andrew James Archer, MSW, LCSW
  • Session 1 - Stereotyping and its Effects in Evaluative and Performance Domains with Amanda Sesko, Ph.D; Assistant Professor of Psychology, UAS
  • Session 2 - Rape Culture: Hiding in Plain Sight with Mandy O'Neal Cole, Deputy Director, AWARE Afternoon Keynote - Dancing Soverenignty: Reclaiming the Grease Trail Through Movement and Song with Mique'l Dangeli
  • Session 3 - How Anthologies Empower Communities by Weaving Literature with Politics with Martha Amore, Professor, UAA
  • Session 4 - Examining Climate Change through a Lens of Power & Privilege with a panel of UAS faculty, staff, and student representatives
  • Session 5 - The Act of Dreaming: Undocumented Students in the United States with Christina Gómez, Professor of Liberal Arts and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Evening Keynote - Gender Transition: A Personal Change for One or a Paradigm Shift for Everyone? with Aidan Key

Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous event sponsors of the 2016 event:

  • UAS First Year Experience 
  • UAS Student Activities
  • UAS Native & Rural Student Center
  • UAS Counseling
  • SEAGLA
  • NAMI

2020 Power & Privilege Symposium Committee Members

Juliette Alldredge
Committee Chair & Student Activities Coordinator
Brandy Mulbury
Student Government President
Christian English
Student Government Representative
CJ Harrell
Student Government Representative
Tina Ryman
Transitions Advisor/STEPS Program Coordinator
Ele Ruchti
Student Activities Board Representative
Forest Wagner
Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies
Kolene James
Coordinator, Native and Rural Student Center
Lora Vess
Department Chair, Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences
Lilli Bannerman
Student Government Representative
Margie Thomson
Coordinator for Disability and Counseling Services
Nathan Bodenstadt
Housing and Residence Life Director
Peter Sommers
Associate Registrar
Tatiana Topping
Student Information Specialist
Robin Gilcrist
Associate Professor of Construction Technology
Richard Simpson
Assistant Professor of Humanities
Robin Waltz
Professor of History
Sean McCarthy
First Year Experience Coordinator