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Free Summer Book Study, White Fragility

  • StartJuly 7, 2020
  • Time12:00 P.M Pacific Time
  • EndJuly 28, 2020
  • VenueOnline

Free Summer Book Study with Anjanette Pelletier
White Fragility

White Fragility
In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.PURCHASE THE COURSE HERE: The course will be available to purchase June 27Course
COURSE LINK:  The course link will be emailed to you prior to week one.ZOOM MEETING SCHEDULE:
July 7. Op ed piece and chapters 1-3
July 14. Chapters 4-6
July 21 chapters 7-9
July 28. Chapters 10-12

Meeting ID: 849 4983 5041
Password: 7QtZss

Anjanette Pelletier is the Associate Superintendent for San Mateo County SELPA in the SF-Bay Area. Anjanette engages in legislative advocacy at the state and local level, and has passions in ensuring quality programming and mental health for historically disadvantaged and underserved youth and students with disabilities. She has been a voice for educational transformation in special education, with a focus on social justice, youth justice reform and Disproportionality and equity for BIPOC served by the educational system. She is working to listen and learn, to ensure the conversation about systemic racism is sustained and commits to no longer be silent on topics that matter, including building anti-racism into education.




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