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Women’s Fund of Rhode Island to host a panel discussion on Unpacking Privilege

The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI), a leader in the movement to improve policies that impact women and girls in Rhode Island, today announced the organization will be holding a panel: Unpacking Privilege to explore different kinds of privilege and how to acknowledge and confront it.

October 21, 5:30-6:30 pm

Virtual Event
Purchase tickets here:–2138781118

Unpacking Privilege. At times, hearing feedback about privilege, race, ableism, and gender can sting. These important conversations can feel like attacks. Let’s unpack some different areas of privilege: White privilege, able-bodied privilege, civic privilege, and cisgender privilege. Let’s learn how to receive feedback and be better allies. We’ll learn from the personal experiences of people doing work to help others understand the privilege they may not even know that they possess.

The panel will be moderated by Eileen Kwesiga, Bryant University

Panelists Include:

  • Rachael Gavin, CEO, PR(iSM) Resistance Coalition
  • Gwendolyn Howard, Minister Emerita; St. Pauls’ Universalist Church
  • Zoe Kupetz, Brown University student


“When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else’s oppression, we’ll find our opportunities to make real change.”
― Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

This event is co-hosted by Bryant University and IGT is the Lead Sponsor for this event. This event was made possible with additional support from the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities.

About Women’s Fund of Rhode Island

Founded in 2001, the mission of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI) is to invest in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. As a leader in the movement to improve policies that impact women and girls in Rhode Island, WFRI is focused on building economic security for women and girls, increasing political participation and representation, and conducting research on the specific challenges facing women and girls in the state. For more information on Women’s Fund of Rhode Island visit

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