Seeing the Racial Water with Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Aug 19, 2020, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Deadline: 
Monday, August 17, 2020
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Online webinar

In this live conversation, Dr. DiAngelo identifies common racial patterns that prevent us from moving toward greater racial equity. 

Her analysis provides an essential starting point for communities looking to create a culture of meaningful inclusion.

About the speaker

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is an American academic, lecturer, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. She formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University and is currently an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. 

She is known for her work pertaining to "white fragility", an expression she coined in 2011. Her book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, reached the No. 1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list in June 2020. 

Dr. DiAngelo has worked for 20 years in providing diversity training for businesses and organizations. In a 2019 article for The New Yorker, columnist Kelefa Sanneh characterized DiAngelo as "perhaps the country's most visible expert in anti-bias training."

Presented by THE EDGE SISTERS,  a group of 13 women from throughout Central Ohio united in a common goal to improve our community by bringing forth and facilitating opportunities for conversation and action to drive change.  

The Edge Sisters: Jane Grote-Abell, Christie Angel, Trudy Bartley, Jeni Britton Bauer, Janelle Coleman, Lisa Courtice, Tanny Crane, Sandy Doyle-Ahern, Francie Henry, Stephanie Hightower, Megan Kilgore, Hannah Powell and  Sue Zazon