- March 18, 2021 at 19:00:00
- Virtual Meetup
Waking Up White
“The good news is that everyone can do something to loosen racism’s hold on America. The bad news is that unless you set yourself up for success, trying to do something helpful can actually perpetuate racism. Take time to learn and engage with the problem in order to lower the chances of making the same mistakes I did.” –Debby Irving
The summer of 2020 brought an awakening to many that we need to do our own “work” to help be part of the movement to ensure words, beliefs, acts, and policies of racism are no longer tolerated.
After many of us have read numerous books – including our Fall Book Reflection of Rhonda Magee’s book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice – those of us identified as “white” are waking up to the privileges and “white” lens we view the world through. Understanding our unconscious beliefs and biases is critical to effectively being part of the change.
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We invite you to join Eremos as we educate ourselves to be better leaders in the movement toward racial justice through our 90-minute zoom conversation with Debby Irving. She will discuss her book, Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, and lessons learned in being a racial justice educator for the last seven years on Thursday, March 18th at 7:00pm Central.
Since a powerful aha moment in 2009, Debby Irving has been on a journey towards being part of the solution and has been sharing her personal “often cringe-worthy story” with openness and compassion, helping many transform confusion and well-meaning intentions into ideas and actions that make a difference.
Please join us for this inspiring conversation with Debby Irving!
The event will be RECORDED, with all registered guests able to view the recording for 30 days. (Link will be sent the day after the event.)
No previous experience with Ms. Irving’s book is required. Open to anyone!
Join us for a special pre-event conversation!
For those interested in a pre-event conversation about the book (to make the most of our time with Ms. Irving), you’re invited to a FREE 60-minute Zoom conversation with Executive Director Dianna Amorde on Tuesday evening, March 16th at 7:00pm Central.