White Fragility Book Group

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

White Fragility Book Group

Dates: Wednesdays, 7-9 pm;  June 17th – July 22nd.

(Wednesday Zoom prayer services will still run from 6:30 to 7:00.)

This group is available by registration, and is now filled.  If you’d like to be added to a list for future iterations of this book group, email Karen (the Office Manager) here.

Book study and discussion series for Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s landmark book “White Fragility.”  This class is open to any Seattle Unity attendee; its focus will be on “White people working on ourselves.”

For six Wednesdays from June 17th to July 22nd please join our member facilitators Carl Woestwin and Scott Meihn as we read and discuss Dr. Robin DiAngelos breakthrough book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. This is not a drop-in class; registrants are asked to commit to the entire series (to the extent possible). Love offering.

Where do I get the book?
Unsurprisingly, getting hard copies of this book right now is extremely difficult. However, there are many audiobook versions available online. Our staff is getting access to some borrowed hard copies from generous community members. Registrants who cannot find this book in another format should contact our office for assistance in borrowing one of these donated hard copies.

Is this just for white people?
While any community member is welcome, this group is formed in response to input from several of our Black community members, who asked that white people educate each other, rather than making this anti-racist work into more labor and burden for people of color. Dr. DiAngelos book, then, is a perfect way for white people to help each other confront white identity, and the imprints and impacts of systemic racism.

How is this book group different from others?
Our Unity context means that this is unlike a strictly secular book group, in that we will use prayer, meditation, and other spiritual practices, to ground our study. We will also examine unique ways that White Fragility may express in New Thought and spiritual settings.

Staff contact Erin McGaughan, Worship Arts Director


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