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Seeing the Racial Water: A Workshop with Dr. Robin DiAngelo

January 21 @ 1:00 PM

Please join us at OUUC for a meaningful conversation with author and noted academic and consultant Dr. Robin DiAngelo.

This workshop will explore the way 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.

This session will:

Differentiate between: prejudice, discrimination, and systematic racism
Understand the basic dynamics of current race relations in the U.S.
Examine the concept of whiteness and white racial socialization

During the workshop, participants will learn skills in bridging racial divides by discussing ways to identify more constructive cross-racial practices, and experience new and effective ways to comfortably talk about race.


Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a former Associate Professor of Education. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year from the University of Washington.

Her scholarship is in White Racial Identity and Race Relations. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in issues of race relations and racial justice. She was appointed to co-design the City of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Initiative Training. Her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured in Alternet, Salon, NPR, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and Colorlines.


Dr. DiAngelo’s workshop made possible through generous funding from The Evergreen State College and the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Registration is strongly advised!

Cost: OUUC members and students: $10; general admission: $15

Register at: www.ouuc.org/robindiangeloworkshop


January 21
1:00 PM


Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
The Evergreen State College


Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
2315 Division St NW
Olympia, WA 98502 United States
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