Saturday March 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Reading Public Library, 80 General Way
Join librarian Andrea Fiorillo for a discussion of Waking up White by Debby Irving. Books are available at the library. This discussion is in conjunction with Debby Irving’s visit to Reading on Tuesday March 29.
“Waking Up White is the book I wish someone had handed me decades ago. My hope is that by sharing my sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As I unpack my own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, I reveal how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated my ill-conceived ideas about race.” Debby Irving