Understanding Racial Inequality and Interrupting Patterns of Privilege by Debby Irving
Tuesday, October 16th 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: Dining Center Banquet Hall
Registration Required on SNHU Tickets
3:30 – 5 pm Workshop
5 pm Book signing/meet and greet with author
Debby Irving is a racial justice educator and the author of the acclaimed book, Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race (2014). Using a series of pointed questions, Debby works with participants to build a graphic map of the groups people belong to because of social locations and historical roles in U.S. society. Participants will think together about how various groups have and have not had access to rights, resources, representation, and respect, ultimately revealing the social positioning and impacts of white privilege and dispelling illusions of a level playing field. Once the graphic has been created, Debby leads participants in an exploration of social beliefs, attitudes, and dynamics that perpetuate power and privilege patterns, even when best intentions are in play. Participants will leave with two powerful tools to analyze power dynamics and cultivate transformative cultures in their circles of influence.
Sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development and the Office of Diversity Programs. For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.