Peterborough - Deborah Irving signs and discusses "Waking Up White"

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Debby Irving

brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to grappling with it. As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as a classroom teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she struggled to make sense of tensions she could feel but not explain in racially mixed settings. In 2009, a graduate school course, Racial and Cultural Identity, gave her the answers she’d been looking for and launched her on a journey of discovery. Debby now devotes herself to working with white people exploring the impact white skin can have on perception, problem solving, and engaging in racial justice work.

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Event address: 
12 Depot Square
03458-1421 Peterborough
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Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race By Debby Irving Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991331307
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Elephant Room Press - January 9th, 2014