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Community Dialogue on Kathy Obear’s Book: '...But I'm not Racist!'

Thursday, August 13, 2020
12:00 pm

Registration Link: Community Dialogue Registration Link (Part 1 & 2)

Now, more than ever, we all must work together as a community to build our self-awareness and understanding of social justice and racial equity to create meaningful and lasting change in our personal and professional lives. As a collaboration between the Division of Talent & Inclusion, the Morgan Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Gordon Library, we would like to invite you to join us for a book reading, podcast listening, and community dialogue on the topics of race and racism in a two-part dialogue series. Community Dialogue on Seeing White Podcast on Wednesday, July 29 at noon being the first part and Community Dialogue on Kathy Obear’s book is the second part.

For those interested in this educational opportunity we invite you to engage with the resources below during August:

  1. AugustCommunity Dialogue on Kathy Obear’s book (Thursday, August 13th @ noon)

          a. Book: ‘…But I’m Not Racist! Tools for Well-Meaning Whites’Through engaging stories and concrete examples and tools, Dr. Kathy Obear shares her own personal struggles and the common challenges many white people face as they work to create more equitable, inclusive organizations

To complement these community dialogues we encourage you to create small reading/listening groups with your classmates, colleagues, family, and friends to explore and unpack these critical topics further.

Zoom link for both community dialogues: https://wpi.zoom.us/j/93769648085

Meeting ID: 937 6964 8085

With input from the Division of Talent & Inclusion and OMA, an incredible team at Gordon Library has created a Black Lives Matter online guide to help us extend our learning and dialogue through the year ahead with books and other resources available to all members of the WPI community. (Note: This guide is dynamic and can be expanded and/or modified over time.) We hope these tools help build your individual readiness and self-awareness around power, privilege, and oppression to create positive change in our community.

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Name: 
Christelle Hayles