Tuesday 3/29 @ 7:00 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 239 Woburn St. Reading
What can white suburban Americans do to understand and curb racial tensions roiling the nation? Plenty. Winchester native Debby Irving presents a powerful workshop aimed at what can be done to heal racial divides-starting today.
Debby Irving is a racial justice educator and the author of Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Book sale + signing to follow.
“No one alive today created this mess, but everyone alive today has the power to work on undoing it. Four hundred years since its inception, American racism is all twisted up in our cultural fabric. But there’s a loophole: people are not born racist. Racism is taught, and racism is learned. Understanding how and why our beliefs developed along racial lines holds the promise of healing, liberation, and the unleashing of America’s vast human potential.” Debby Irving
This program is proudly sponsored by the Reading Clergy Association & The Friends of the Reading Public Library.