University of Vermont hosts retreat for "privileged white students" to discuss "what it means to be white"

Over the course of the three days, ALANA said students received the chance to conceptualise and articulate whiteness from “a personal and systematic lens,” as well as recognise and understand white privilege from “an individual experience.”

As well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond, added the student group, attendees were invited to “build a community of dialogue” and support in taking action against racism.

Testimonials from students praised the initiative. One, from the Class of 2015, said: “It provided a safe space to learn about yourself and others and how we experience and understand privilege and systems of oppression.”