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Seeing the Racial Water with Dr. Robin DiAngelo

May 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

From the organizers:

Keynote description:

What does it mean to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race? I will describe 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, I provide 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. “Seeing the Racial Water” provides an essential foundation for building white racial literacy.

Dr. DiAngelo is an affiliate associate professor of Education at the University of Washington and the author of, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism.”

This event is co-sponsored by: The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion, Student Affairs, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Extended Education, Employee & Organization Development, and the International Center.

This event is open to public and free. Seating on a first come basis.

For more information, visit diversity.calpoly.edu/events.


May 17, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo,
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