Beverly Arts Center*Chicago, IL, United States

"Seeing the Racial Waters" with Dr. Robin DiAngelo: CHICAGO

By Education For Racial Equity (other events)

Saturday, September 12 2020 1:00 PM 4:30 PM

                                               EDUCATION FOR RACIAL EQUITY

                                "SEEING THE RACIAL WATERS" 

                                             A HALF DAY WORKSHOP

                                          September 12th, 2020,  1 - 4:30pm 

“Racism is arguably the most complex and nuanced social dilemma since the beginning of this country, and yet nothing in dominant society gives us (white people) the information we need to engage across race with nuance and complexity. We do of course develop opinions on racism, but without years of sustained study, struggle, focus, mistake-making and relationship building, our opinions are not informed."

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books, including What Does it Mean To Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy.  In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.

In this 3.5 hour workshop with Dr. DiAngelo we will explore topics including white socialization, systemic racism, breaking with white solidarity, the specific ways racism manifests for white progressives, safety versus comfort, the politics of emotions, and white fragility. This will be a combination of lecture, structured reflection, and small group discussion designed to provide a comprehensive system analysis and identify personal complicity.

FEE:    SLIDING SCALE $ 130-160, $65 for youth (21 and under)

PLEASE PAY AS HIGH ON THE SCALE AS IS WITHIN YOUR ABILITY TO PAY to cover our baseline costs and to support our ability to provide scholarships when needed and donations to local organizations that support communities of color.  Full and Partial Scholarships are available for BIPOC and lower income participants upon request.  Please contact Laura at [email protected] for more information.

THERE IS A 5% PROCESSING FEE TO PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH TICKETLEAP.   If you'd like to bypass this fee, you can pay by check (for individual or bulk tickets).  Please email Laura at [email protected] for those details. 

**Education For Racial Equity is a fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems Inc., EIN: 94-2524840.


Unfortunately, there will be no recording of this event.   Please arrive fed as there will not be extended breaks and no food is allowed in the auditorium.  Water bottles and Documented Service animals are welcome.  

Education For Racial Equity