Public Half Day Workshop Event
Education for Racial Equity, with support from the Centre for Multicultural Youth, is offering a special opportunity for the greater Melbourne community to engage with scholar, educator, and New York Times' Best Selling author Dr. Robin DiAngelo as she presents her work on White Fragility.
In this half-day workshop, 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.
The session will consist of lecture interspersed with small group discussion and reflection, and time for Questions and Answers with Dr. DiAngelo.
Dr. Robin DiAngelo is Affiliate Faculty of Education at the University of Washington. She is a two-time winner of the Student's Choice Award for Educator of the Year from the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. Her scholarship is in White Racial Identity and Race Relations. In addition to her academic work, Robin has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in race relations and racial justice. Robin has numerous publications and books, including What Does it Mean To Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. Her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured or cited in Salon, NPR, PBS, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Her book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list.
1. Provide a shared framework of understanding
• Differentiate between: prejudice, discrimination, and systematic racism
• Understand the basic dynamics of current race relations
• Examine the concept of whiteness and white racial socialization
2. Build skills in bridging racial divides
• Recognize common challenges in bridging racial divides
• Identify more constructive cross-racial practice
3. Identify resources for supporting the work of racial justice
• Recognize all of the above as an on-going process and provide resources to continue