July 31, 2018
Waking Up White
Book Discussion Group
Sundays September 16, 23 and 30
1 PM – 4 PM
Using Debby Irving’s seminal book Waking Up White as a framework, this will be a hybrid book club/workshop run by Anne Romney. The focus will be on looking at racism today through the lens of white privilege and building an awareness of how racism is multi-dimensional – internal, interpersonal, ideological and institutional. The format is to allow people to discuss and learn in an interactive and supportive environment. Meetings will include videos, exercises and discussion. Additional readings will be assigned and attendance at all 3 sessions is expected. A copy of Waking Up White will be loaned to each participant.
Anne Romney, M Ed, is a Portsmouth resident, educator and group facilitator who has been trained in the program White People Challenging Racism. She is committed to being part of anti-racism work and believes that education and awareness are key components to bringing long overdue changes to systemic and interpersonal racism.
Attendance is limited – please call 766-1720 to register. Open to Portsmouth Public Library cardholders only.