Saturday, March 3, 2018

Waking Up White Author to Speak at 1st Prebyterian

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by First Presbyterian Church.

Author and educator Debby Irving will give a talk on the subject of her book, "WAKING UP WHITE: Finding OURSELVES in the Story of Race," on Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

The church is located at 750 N. Evans St. in Pottstown.

There is no admission charge,  but reservations are required and can be obtained by emailing or calling 610-326-0620.

Irving is a racial justice educator and author. 

A community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years, she grappled with racial injustice without understanding racism. 
Debby Irving

She holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA from Simmons College. 

Her first book, "Waking Up White," tells the story of how she went from well-meaning to well-doing.

In a review, of her book Van Jones, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," wrote: “Debby Irving’s powerful Waking Up White opens a rare window on how white Americans are socialized. Irving's focus on the mechanics of racism operating in just one life—her own—may lead white readers to reconsider the roots of their own perspectives—and their role in dismantling old myths. Readers of color will no doubt find the view through Irving's window fascinating, and telling.” 

And "Kirkus Reviews" wrote: “The book uses Irving's experience of being a white woman coming to terms with the complexity of racism in the United States and her own perceptions as a lens to explore the role white allies can play in racial justice work.” 

The talk is sponsored by the Broward County Community Foundation.

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