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White Fragility Book Read

June 5 - August 21, 2019 Free
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Dates & Times

  • Jun 5, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Jun 19, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Jul 10, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Jul 24, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Aug 7, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Aug 21, 2019
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
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White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Participants are invited into the work of learning skills to disrupt racism as a Unitarian Universalist faith commitment and practice. For those of us that are white, White Fragility charges us to come to terms with our own defensive and coded responses to race, and to examine the ways that conversations about race can—whether one is aware or not—reinforce racial hierarchy.

Join participants from last year's Beloved Conversations for this facilitated summer book discussion. Come to just a few or all of these sessions, as you are able, as long as you're reading the book along with us!

Here is the reading schedule for our discussions:
June 5 - Please have read through chapter 2.
June 19 - Please have read through chapter 4.
July 10 - Please have read through chapter 6.
July 24 - Please have read through chapter 8.
Aug 7 - Please have read through chapter 10.
Aug 21 - Please have read through to the end!

You may consider using any inexpensive notebook as a journal for this book group. As you're reading, pay attention to your feelings and note anything that specifically causes a positive or negative reaction for you. Jot down your "a-ha" moments and questions.

Wondering if this book is for you? Take a look at this video from author, Dr. Robin DiAngelo: Why "I'm not Racist" is only half the story.

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Fourteen members and friends of Foothills participated in Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity last year, an eight-week Unitarian Universalist curriculum exploring the role of race/ethnicity in individual and congregational lives. Graduates from this course will be facilitating this book discussion.

Apologies, we are full to capacity, but do plan to hold future sessions later this year on this same book.

Books are available in the Foothills UU Office to either borrow or purchase for only $10.
Childcare available upon registration.