Dialogue About White Fragility, Identity, and Supremacy

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Oakland Public Library: Rockridge Branch

5366 College Avenue

Oakland, CA 94618

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Join Neighbors for Racial Justice (N4RJ) for a follow-up dialogue to Dr. Robin DiAngelo's May 2019 presentation on White Fragility, co-sponsored by the City of Oakland’s Department of Race and Equity. This discussion is for white folks who want to talk about their white racial identity and will be facilitated by white members of N4RJ. If you are a Black, Indigenous or other Person of Color (BIPOC) and interested in a follow-up dialogue to the May event, we invite you to contact Shikira at: neighbors4racialjustice@gmail.com

We learned from Dr. DiAngelo’s presentation that white people are conditioned to falsely believe that, “They [people of color]--not we [white people]--have race, and thus they are the holders of racial knowledge. In this way, we position ourselves as standing outside hierarchical relations.”

We would like to offer an opportunity to dig into how this shapes our white identity and perpetuates white supremacy. While we white folks may be able to see how white supremacy has harmed Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, we want to examine how it harms us as white people. We hope that by looking more closely at this question we will see more clearly how to liberate ourselves from white supremacy.

We encourage participation from those who attended the DiAngelo event in May and/or read her book. We request that participants who were unable to do the above, view the video of the presentation in advance of the meeting.

https://vimeo.com/342361094

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Oakland Public Library: Rockridge Branch

5366 College Avenue

Oakland, CA 94618

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