Free Pesentation: "White Fragility and the Patterns of Engagement”

Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Author and educator Dr. Robin DiAngelo will give a free presentation “White Fragility and the Patterns of Engagement” Monday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Forum lecture hall, F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Dr. DiAngelo's discussion touches upon how race shapes the lives of white people, what makes racism so hard for whites to see, and identifies common white racial patterns and speaks back to popular white narratives that work to deny racism.

"White people in North America live in an insulated racial environment,” says Dr. DiAngelo. “White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves . . . outward display of emotions: anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation."

Dr. DiAngelo serves as the director of Equity for Sound Generations for Seattle and King County Washington. She is an author, educator, consultant and trainer with more than 20 years of experience with issues of racial and social justice.

DiAngelo co-authored the book “Is Everyone Really Equal?” which won the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association for outstanding contribution to scholarship in the Social Foundations of Education field.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC’s Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at 541-917-4461. For special needs accommodations, contact the LBCC Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

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