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Deconstructing Whiteness

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 19, 2020

A Learning Space: White folks becoming White aware – A first step in dismantling racism – A grassroots community offering
Thursday, April 23 – Learn at home session

Learn at home sessions are being offered plus an option to RSVP for a May 28 Zoom session

The Deconstructing Whiteness Group will not be offering in-person sessions until June 25 at the earliest.

If you are not on our mailing list, and would like to continue the work at home, please email us at dwlearningspace@gmail.com.

The work begun in February was on Reparations. We will send you readings and exercises for April sessions, plus an option to RSVP for a May 28 Zoom session.

DW Planning Team

INVITATION: For folks who want to learn, and un-learn, the patterns of whiteness, of privilege, dominance, and fragility, in the company of others on the path of doing anti-racism work.

RSVP: Click on the link RSVP Here
Future date offerings:
April 23
May 28 – Zoom session
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24
October 22
November 19 **3rd Thursday, due to Thanksgiving**
No session in December.


THE INTENT: To provide a space in which to feel discomfort, make mistakes, and challenge the system that socialized white folks into silence, believing that race and whiteness are taboo subjects, all the while maintaining the racialized U.S. culture. This space is primarily for self-identified white folks to do the necessary work of deconstructing whiteness; not expecting People of Color to do the educating for us.

GOAL: To come away with actionable items for our own lives that eventually create a safe and welcoming community for Indigenous and People of Color.

FACILITATION & FORMAT: Rotating facilitators who are still learning themselves, many of whom have taken the Racial Equity Coalition’s Race Conversation Tool Kit Training. The format generally consists of a topic, experiential exercises, reflective writing, sharing, and connecting. We offer something for the whole person – body, mind, heart, and spirit.

As a lead-in to any of the sessions, please read a chapter or two of the book, WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo, or watch any of her videos.

“White Fragility” Book Talk Dr. DiAngelo reads from her book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race.

QUESTIONS? Contact Toni Lovaglia:

Do forward to friends and colleagues with whom you’d like to share this work.
NOTE: We ask that you not share this event on social media.
We look forward to having you join us.


June 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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