Unpacking the Knapsack: Exploring White Privilege

with Cory Lockhart

Saturday, October 3rd

10:00 am to 11:30 am EST

A Free Virtual Workshop for Women – Registration Required

In this time when harsh lights are shining on the systems we live in that are built on racial inequity, many of us are trying to understand how these systems affect our lives and how our lives are a part of the systems. For white people, one element of growing this understanding is to acknowledge experiences of unearned advantage simply because of whiteness. In this workshop we’ll use Peggy McIntosh’s essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” as our guide to explore 3 central questions:

What do we mean by white privilege?

How can white people acknowledge privilege without being immobilized by guilt or shame?

What are ways white people can use these unearned advantages to disrupt systems of inequality and reconstruct systems to be based on equity and broader shared power?

This workshop will be highly interactive with an emphasis on exploring the essay and these questions with openness and curiosity.


About Cory:

Cory Lockhart is a teacher, artist, writer, public speaker, and peacemaker. She facilitates classes and workshops for teens and adults on living and communicating with compassion and speaks to groups about the experiences and ideas that have shaped her. She believes in the fundamental dignity of every person and the interconnectedness of all people and Creation. She does her best to practice what she preaches, often stumbling along the path, but always getting back up and continuing forward.

Cory has been featured in U.S. Catholic and Today’s Woman magazines. She was the 2016 recipient of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Angeline Award.  In 2017, she gave the annual Fellin Lecture at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. She was the featured guest on the local FORward Radio program “Solutions to Violence” that first aired on March 18, 2019.

Cory has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Bellarmine University and a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Bellarmine University and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She was a classroom teacher for 14 years. She completed a month-long training on nonviolence and related topics with Christian Peacemaker Teams and three 10-day International Intensive Trainings in Nonviolent Communication through the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She will pursue certification as a nonviolent communication trainer.

Cory lives in Louisville, KY.  To learn more about Cory and her work, visit corylockhart.com