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Why is it so difficult to talk about race?

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 24, 2019


Not In Our Town Princeton (NIOTPrinceton) will hold a series of discussions on the best-selling book “White Fragility,” by sociologist Robin DiAngelo, led by Patricia Deeney and Jim Weber. All are welcome to any or all of the free discussions on Wednesdays, April 10, 17, and 24 at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Municipal Building Community Room, 400 Witherspoon Street.

Based on her years of experience holding workshops and teaching cultural diversity and social justice, DiAngelo clearly describes the difficulty white people have engaging in conversations about race and racism.  She suggests ways to gain “racial stamina” to participate without getting defensive, feeling angry, or withdrawing altogether.

Beyonce’ Knowles commented on the concept of white supremacy: “It’s been said that racism is so American that when we protest racism, some assume we’re protesting America.”

“White Fragility is a vital, necessary, and beautiful book,” wrote sociologist Michael Eric Dyson, “a bracing call to white folk everywhere to see their whiteness for what it is and to seize the opportunity to make things better now.

Labyrinth Books is offering a 15% discount on the book. NIOT Princeton is a multi-racial, multi-faith group of individuals who stand together for racial justice and inclusive communities. For information: www.NIOTPrinceton.org or Email: info@niotprinceton.org


April 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Community Room, Princeton Municipal Building
400 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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