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Seeing the Water: Whiteness in Daily Life | Free workshop

Date: June 3, 2017 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race?

In this workshop, 2017 graduate school commencement speaker, Robin DiAngelo, will describe the ways race shapes the lives of White people, explain what makes racism so hard for White people to see, and identify common White racial patterns that prevent us from moving towards greater racial equity. 

Weaving information, analysis, stories, images, and familiar examples, she provides the framework needed to develop white racial literacy. Although the focus is on white racial identity development, people of color may also find the analysis valuable as it is one that is rarely affirmed or provided in mainstream society.

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, South Chapel

This workshop is free and open to the public. CEUs/PDUs will be offered.

Registration for this event closed.  If you have any questions please contact the Center for Community Engagement at


About the Speaker

Robin DiAngelo, PhD has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. She was appointed to co-design the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative Anti-Racism training (with Darlene Flynn), and has worked with a wide-range of organizations including private, non-profit, and governmental. Robin’s area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how Whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives.  Robin is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year. Robin received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2004, and earned tenure at Westfield State University in 2014. She has taught courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, and Anti-Racist Education. Her work on White Fragility has been featured in Salon, NPR, Slate, Alternet, the Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Seattle Times.

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