White Privilege

Credit Option
Non credit
Program Type

What is white privilege, and how can you better understand it and address it in the workplace, school and classroom, and community settings?

Learn the issues, behaviors and practices of white privilege; develop the skills and techniques you need to utilize non-judgmental approaches to anti-racism and cultural competence, and bring a deeper understanding of this important topic to educational communities.

Can be taken individually or as part of the Diversity Certificate Program.

Workshop Information

Course Dates

October 6, 2022

Meeting Time




Who can benefit:

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.


Laura Quiros (She/Her)
Associate Professor
Phone Number
Social Work Building 221

Laura Quiros, PhD, L.M.S.W. is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Adelphi University for the past eleven years.  Dr. Quiros teaches social work practice at the doctoral and masters level. Her research and scholarly  interests focus on the social construction of racial and ethnic identity and trauma informed care from a social justice lens. The common thread in her consulting, teaching and scholarship is elevating complexity and furthering the mission of social justice, including diversity and inclusion.

Todd Vanidestine, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.H.R.

Todd Vanidestine, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.H.R. is an Assistant Professor at West Chester University, Department of Graduate Social Work. He is a military veteran who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. His interests include racial & ethnic health inequities, critical race theory, community organizations & organizing, critical discourse analysis, and operationalizing social justice. Dr. Vanidestine’s practice experience spans various roles such as youth care specialist, case manager, trainer, antiracism organizer, and counselor. He integrates his research and practice experiences by facilitating a community-learning environment within the classroom.

Phone Number
More Info
Levermore Hall, 303
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