Facilitated Book Discussion Group: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Repeats every week every Tuesday 6 times.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

We invite you to join us in examining and discussing the ideas Robin DiAngelo presents in the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Beacon Press, 2018). In this series of six weekly Zoom meetings, we will examine the foundations of our racial (un)awareness, systems that encourage “white solidarity/racial silence,” and ways in which we invalidate the realities of people of color. The discussions will open paths for white participants coming to terms with their own and others’ defensive and coded responses when a conversation turns to race, as we collaborate in the work of learning skills to disrupt our complicity in racist systems.

This book primarily addresses a white audience in the framework of examining white racial identity to challenge racism. People of all identities are welcome in the discussion group, which we hope will have a diverse mix of backgrounds and genders.

Registration is required.  Your Zoom invitation will be provided upon registration. 

Registration is limited to 10 participants. Please make sure you can attend at least five sessions before you register. Books will be provided in hard copy or by invitation to audiobook on Audible; please indicate your preference.

Before registering, please read, “There is no neutral': 'Nice White People' can still be complicit in a racist society” by Ari Shapiro (https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/873375416/there-is-no-neutral-nice-white-people-can-still-be-complicit-in-a-racist-society?utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0PiJQcLMolTE0cW3fA2GW0tB_kuy90hEF94m5canLv-HjHfJwzO3f4hJQ)

Register by July 17 by emailing crshaffer@blackearthlibrary.org with "White Fragility Registration Request" in your subject line.

Meeting schedule: 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays, July 28 through September 1

Information about the syllabus and facilitator's bio will be forthcoming upon registration.