USE these questions to reflect on the video
How do systems of societal privilege perpetuate harmful societal norms? Where do they show up in our everyday lives?
How can you use the parts of yourself that give you more societal power to support others? What would that look like?
What does calling out injustices look like?
3 Types of Power
It's easy to feel hopeless when we realize the ways in which systems work against us based on our identities. However, all hope is not lost! Did you know that there are multiple types of power that individuals can hold? Check out the definitions below, then test your knowledge of the three types of power!
Personal Power - one’s internal power that comes from their skills or abilities. E.g. hard worker, self-confident
Role or Positional Power - the power or authority one has in an organization or hierarchy. E.g. an employee, president
Status or Social Power - the unearned power that an individual or group has in society. E.g. white, male
What does having power mean to you?
How does your identity shape your experiences with power and privilege?
Which parts of your identity allow you to have privilege? Which don’t?
How can you use your power to help others?
What does practicing allyship look like to you?
What keeps you strong and helps you move forward despite how much status power you may or may not have been born with?
SYLC's Share More Campaign is an effort to disrupt harmful dominant narratives through vulnerable storytelling. To participate in the Postcard Project, an element of the Share More Campaign, create an anonymous postcard that shares a part of your story relating to power, privilege, and oppression. Use some of the prompts below to inspire you, and remember to be thoughtful and careful with your words!