National Conference on Whiteness
1996 - 2000
The National conference on Whiteness series was founded by CSWAC in 1996 and produced four conferences over the course of five years. It was planned and organized to bring explicit discussion of whiteness, white privilege, and white American culture before the general public. The National Conference on Whiteness preceeded the better known White Privilege Conference which was founded independently of CSWAC by a separate person/organization in 2000 and continues to be held annually today.
The National Conference on Whiteness was the first conference ever held to promote the discussion of whiteness for anti-racist purposes.
First conference, Burlington, NJ, 1996
Second conference, Cambridge, MA, 1997
Third conference, Chicago, IL, 1998
Fourth conference, Boston, MA, 2000