Book Club: White Fragility

In the past week, protests have erupted across the United States and in major Canadian cities in In the past week, protests have erupted across the United States and in major Canadian cities in response to the police murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

Floyd’s murder follows the deaths of Breonna Taylor in March, murdered by Kentucky police, and Ahmaud Arbery in February, who was shot by white men while jogging.

In light of these recent events as well as in acknowledgement of the ongoing history of anti-Black racism, The Centre for Intercultural Engagement and TCDC invite you to join in a discussion about Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. DiAngelo’s text focuses on recognizing and unlearning the behaviors and attitudes that whiteness instills.

In the foreword, Michael Eric Dyson writes,”White Fragility is a vital, necessary, and beautiful book, a bracing call to white folk everywhere to see their whiteness for what it is and to seize opportunity to make things better now.”

Please, Zoom in on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm  and join members of the Centre for Intercultural Engagement and TCDC to discuss Di Angelo’s book.

First 10 registrants will receive an e-book.

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Reconciliation in the Classroom: First Steps to Overcoming Uncertainty (C203)

Facilitators: Jimmy Aitken, Langara and Cody Hawver, UBC

Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:30 – 3:00 pm | C203 Collaboration Space

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This session is an opportunity to start the conversation. Reconciliation is unknown territory for many, and there may be fears of being disrespectful. It is our desire to share with you some of the experiences we have had so far on this journey and perhaps propagate some ideas to bring into the classroom. Together, we will discuss first steps to navigate this road to Reconciliation. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions.

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