Special Events

Seeing the Racial Water at The Clyde Theatre, March 25 1PM

Seeing The Racial Water: A live presentation with Dr. Robin DiAngelo at The Clyde Theatre, sponsored by The Clyde and the Whidbey Island Racial Justice Learning Group

MARCH 25, 1:00 PM

Free advanced tickets are going fast, so pick yours up at The Clyde or The Moonraker before they’re gone. Get your free ticket any time, then make your optional donation at the door! Any remaining seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race?

In the face of pervasive racial inequality and segregation, most white people cannot answer that question. Robin DiAngelo explains that a number of factors make this question difficult for white people—miseducation about what racism is; ideologies such as individualism and colorblindness; defensiveness; and tendency to protect (rather than expand) our worldviews. These factors contribute to what she terms white racial illiteracy.

Speaking as a white person to other white people, Dr. DiAngelo clearly and compellingly describes how race shapes the lives of white people, explains what makes racism so hard for white people to see, identifies common white racial patterns, and speaks back to popular white narratives that work to deny racism.

There will be a series of follow-up facilitated conversations March 31 at 1 PM at Healing Circle, April 8 at 1 PM at the Story House at the Whidbey Institute, and April 18 at 5:30 PM at Freeland Hall. Childcare is available–to reserve it, email wocwhidbey@gmail.com.

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