Host your own
Power + Privilege workshop

A guided conversation for your community, designed for Icebreaker by Dr. Akilah Cadet

Host your own
Power + Privilege workshop

A guided conversation for your community,
designed for Icebreaker by Dr. Akilah Cadet

Start the conversation

Want to figure out how to support the movement for Black lives? Start by understanding your own privilege and power. White privilege is a thing, but not the only thing: we all have power and privilege. Once you understand your privilege, you can start to change the way Black people are valued and treated in America. The power you have can end the systemic and institutional racism Black people experience daily.

This conversation is designed for you and your community to reflect on how you use and benefit from privilege. This conversation may at times be uncomfortable. We encourage you to be open, and embrace the discomfort. This is the first of a series of Anti-Racism templates designed by Dr. Akilah Cadet, Educator and Founder Change Cadet.

About Dr. Akilah Cadet

Dr. Akilah Cadet is the Founder of Change Cadet consulting firm, which offers a broad array of diversity services including executive coaching, strategy, crisis rebuilding, and facilitation. Cadet is a French term that means soldier (and happens to be Akilah's last name). As it's often an uphill battle for women, people of color, and marginalized communities to achieve success in the workplace, Change Cadet prepares soldiers of change to overcome these continuous battles to be their best selves. She literally has all the degrees, lives in Oakland, has a rare heart condition, and is a proud Beyoncé advocate.

changecadet.com@changecadet

The Beauty of Culture

4 prompt cards · 9 minutes

When you think of your culture, what comes to mind?
Share with your partner a specific memory when you felt proud of the culture in which you were raised.
+ 2 more

The Power of Privilege

8 prompt cards · 15 minutes

Do you remember when you first learned about the concept of privilege?
Share with your partner 3 privileges you are grateful for.
+ 6 more

The Power from Privilege

6 prompt cards · 15 minutes

Share a specific moment you felt powerless.
Now share a specific moment you felt powerful.
+ 4 more

The Power of Change

5 prompt cards · 7 minutes

What are two key reflections you’ll carry with you from today’s conversation?
What is something related to power and privilege that you don’t understand or don’t have personal experience with?
+ 3 more

Games

Gather your people in a real-time group chat. Then click a button to kick off 1-on-1 video conversations. The conversation will be guided by prompt cards created by Dr. Cadet.

Our community

Juan Peñalosa
Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party

Organizing team workshops and activities about power and privilege isn’t easy. It’s time consuming and it’s often hard to hit the right tone. We can do that all in Icebreaker at the click of a button.

Cammie Shibata
UX Researcher at Facebook xxxx xxxx xxxx

I’m blown away by the depth of conversation and connection that can happen in a 7 minute round.

Cadran Cowansage
CEO of Elpha xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxx

The structure of Icebreaker is designed to equalize power dynamics in conversation, which makes it a safe space for women to engage.

How It Works

1

Plan Your Gathering

Pick a topic and a time, invite your group, and tee up a set of conversation games. Choose from our template library or create your own in minutes.

2

Set the Stage

Start in a lively real-time group chat. Watch YouTube videos together. Have a speaker — or up to eight — address the group live.

3

Connect Your People

Kick off games that match participants 1-on-1 over video. Prompt cards make it easy to connect and share, whether you’re total strangers or longtime friends.

Ready to get started?

Start connecting your people today.

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Ways you can help beyond the conversation:changecadet.com/resources