In 2016, WRAG led a groundbreaking effort called Putting Racism on the Table. The goal was to promote learning and understanding about the depth, breadth, and impact of racism among the leadership of philanthropic institutions in the region. Now, we are partnering with Leadership Greater Washington to expand the regional, cross-sector network of philanthropic, nonprofit, and business leaders who understand racism and are committed to working for racial justice. Together, we are Expanding the Table for Racial Equity.
Our goal: Grow the network of people committed to promoting and working together for racial equity in the Greater Washington region.
Our process: Inform. Engage in a conversation. Move to action.
Note: This series is now sold out. Each session will be filmed and available at www.puttingracismonthetable.org.
Session 3: White Privilege
Speaker: Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Author, What Does It Mean to be White?
What does it mean to be White in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race? Dr. DiAngelo will describe the way race shapes the lives of White people, explain what makes racism so hard for White people to see, and identify common White racial patterns that prevent us from moving towards racial equity. The lecture will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Inca Mohamed.
About Dr. DiAngelo
Robin DiAngelo received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2004. She earned tenure at Westfield State University in 2014. She has taught courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, and Anti-Racist Education. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how Whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year. She is currently serving as Lecturer at the University of Washington. Her work on White Fragility has been featured in Salon, NPR, Slate, Alternet, the Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Seattle Times. She has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. She was appointed to co-design the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative Anti-Racism training (with Darlene Flynn) and has worked with a wide-range of organizations including private, nonprofit, and governmental.