Seeing the Water: Whiteness in Daily Life

Aug 17, 2016 | News

What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race? Join us on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to have a discussion about this topic with Dr. Robin DiAngelo. Dr. DiAngelo will describe the way race shapes the lives of white people, explain what makes racism so hard for white people to see, and identify common white racial patterns that prevent us from moving towards greater racial equity.  While the focus is on whiteness, the framework may also be useful to people of color as they navigate these patterns. Join us for an in-depth and illuminating exploration of racism, white socialization, and how to create bonds across racial divides.

Dr. DiAngelo received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in 2004. She has taught courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, and Anti-Racist Education. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how Whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives.  She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year. She is currently serving as Lecturer at the University of Washington. Her work on White Fragility has been featured in Salon, NPR, Slate, Alternet and The Seattle Times.

Register here. Free for ESUC Members, or $10 for non-ESUC Members.