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YWCA’s Annual Forum on Race
April 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
IT’S TIME FOR EQUITY: White Fragility
ABOUT THE EVENT:
It’s Time for Equity is an event aimed at combating racism and unconscious bias. It’s Time for Equity will feature a keynote by Dr. Robin DiAngelo on white fragility, group conversations, and activities.
Equity is defined as the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
KEYNOTE: DR. ROBIN DIANGELO:
CRITICAL RACIAL & SOCIAL JUSTICE
EDUCATOR AND BEST SELLING AUTHOR
Dr. Robin DiAngelo is the author of New York Times Bestseller, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. Dr. Diangelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.
She currently serves as Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington and has taught courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, and Anti-Racist Education.
In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which influenced the national dialogue on race.
It’s Time for Equity gives participants the opportunity to share their lived experience, learn from others, and begin the work of finding solutions that will allow us to begin to heal our community from the harm caused by racism and unconscious bias. To expand racial understanding and cultural competency through dialogue among community and business members of different races with the ultimate goal of eliminating barriers, such as white fragility, that foster racism and discrimination. Our goal is to continue to advance the accelerating dialogues in Cleveland and promote conversations that break down racial hierarchy and promote healing.
Create opportunities for significant dialogue and conversations that move beyond the superficial. Invite people from every ethnicity and community to participate in a dialogue to affirm how important diversity is to Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
“There’s an area in all of our lives to be a champion of dismantling racism. We take a little corner and begin to peel it back.”