Masterclass: Understanding White Privilege with Jodie Williams
"White privilege is being able to assume that racial inequality does not exist because it doesn't affect you".
This is one of the many examples that Jodie Williams will be talking through to help give an understanding of what white privilege is, and how it can present itself. Her session will examine systemic racism, what it is and how it can impact our everyday lives. She will also explore what good allyship looks like and how people can work towards this to create a fairer society for all.
Jodie will also share some personal experiences of dealing with the more nuanced biases from her time working in the creative sector. Time will be allowed for Q & A.
Jodie Williams is an equality, inclusion and diversity professional who has worked across various sectors with the aim of making businesses and services more accessible and inclusive. Jodie has created and executed diversity and inclusion programmes and strategies across TV and radio, engineering and utilities and now transport, all with the aim of creating more inclusive businesses, services, and a more equitable society for all.
Throughout her career she has held a number of roles including managing charity TV campaigns, sustainability roles, managing development programmes for women in STEM and managing talent schemes to bring more diversity to various sectors. Jodie is also the director the Leeds Melanin Festival,a series of events celebrating communities of colour and Black history. In addition Jodie also runs a diversity and inclusion forum, which focuses on bringing businesses together to share best practice across all D&I matters.
In 2019 Jodie was listed in the top 100 Northern Power Women future list and was also nominated in the Head of Diversity category at The European Diversity Awards.
Jodie is passionate about race equality and in 2020 created an online exhibition about White Privilege which was then turned into a book - A Definition of White Privilege, the feedback was phenomenal and has been used to really help people understand everyday examples of white privilege and how racial inequality can impact day-to-day lives.
This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.
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