Upcoming Event with Debby Irving, Author of Waking up White: I’m a Good Person, Isn’t that Enough? – September 29, 2020 at 7 p.m.

I'm a Good Person! Isn't that Enough? – Virtual Event with Debby Irving

This program is the first in the series: Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.
This virtual event will be held using Zoom Webinar. Registration is required using this link.

Using historical and media images, racial justice educator and writer, Debby Irving, examines how she used her white-skewed belief system to interpret the world around her. Socialized on a narrow worldview, Debby explores how she spent decades silently reaffirming harmful, archaic racial patterns instead of questioning the racial disparities and tensions she could see and feel.

This program is designed to support white people in making the paradigm shift from ‘fixing’ and ‘helping’ those believed to be inferior, to focusing on internalized white superiority and its role in perpetuating racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels.

This presentation includes pauses for reflection, dialog, and Q&A with an invited panel. Panelists include Bria Gadsen, Elizabeth Walther-Grant, and Mayara Reis of Merrimack Valley Black & Brown Voices, and Amaryllis Lopez from Elevated Thought.

This program is offered in collaboration with Courageous Conversations and eight Merrimack Valley libraries – Burlington Public Library, Haverhill Public Library, Lawrence Public Library, Memorial Hall Library, Nevins Memorial Library, Stevens Memorial Library, Tewksbury Public Library & Wilmington Memorial Library.
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