Dreaming Justice Speaker Series: Community Conversations About Education and Race

The Dreaming Justice Series provides the community with opportunities to engage with scholars, educators, and artists around topics of education and race. Let this be the time that we learn how to be allies to socially marginalized groups, seek justice, and fight for the un-mattered. Join us as we dream and act for justice.

Building White Racial Literacy

Tuesday, February 27, 7–8:30 p.m. PST

This is a Virtual Event, Please RSVP Below

In the Summer of 2020, there was a racial reckoning in the US and beyond that radically changed the conversation on race for many White people. Concepts such as structural racism, anti-Blackness and white supremacy emerged in the mainstream and raised the level of literacy White people need in the current context. This talk will review those concepts, provide a reflection exercise to surface white socialization, and describe common organizational dynamics that protect and maintain racism. Dr. Robin DiAngelo will provide the skills and perspectives needed for White people to build their racial literacy and develop more equitable racial norms and practices.


Dr. DiAngelo is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. In addition, she holds two Honorary Doctorates. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism has been translated into 12 languages. Her follow up book, Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm was released in June of 2021. Her work and interviews have been featured on CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC, NPR and PBS, among many other forums. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant and educator for over 25 years on issues of racial and social justice.

Note: This event will not be recorded.



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