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Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
April 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://robindiangelofreetalkapril22.eventbrite.com
Robin DiAngelo, author of “What Does it Mean to be White,” will present a FREE keynote about her new book, “White Fragility.” https://robindiangelo.com/
“White people in the U.S. live in a racially insular social environment. This insulation builds our expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering our stamina for enduring racial stress. [DiAngelo] terms this lack of racial stamina “White Fragility.”
This talk will provide an overview of the socialization that inculcates white fragility and provide the perspectives and skills needed for white people to build their racial stamina and develop more equitable racial practices.
This session may also benefit people of color who are vastly underrepresented in an organization and/or wonder how we manage to remain unaware and why we are so difficult to talk to about racism.”
The Keynote will last from 6:30 to 8 pm. The audience will be invited to stay for a debrief and discussion immediately following. The author will not be present for the debrief.
This event is co-hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin, RISE, formerly Community Partnerships & Center for Families, Groundwork, First Unitarian Society of Madison, James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Willy Street Co-op, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.