Join us for our September Books & Brews gathering at the White Bison in the Nations on Tuesday, August 27th, as we discuss Chapters 7-12 of "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo! Purchase your copy on Amazon, iBooks, or in your local bookstore.
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.
Don’t ask those big questions of faith and life alone–join us for our weekly gathering called re:construct, a chance to engage our spirituality together in a small group setting. We meet Wednesdays at 6:30PM in the Red Bicycle on 51st Avenue.
From 10:00AM to 2:00PM on October 19th, GracePointe will be hosting a Fall Festival in Richland Park, right across the street from Clementine, with games, prizes, face-painting, and a bounce house! Drinks and hotdogs will be provided, and members of the community are being asked to bring lawn chairs and a side dish. We’ll also be hosting a pumpkin dessert competition! Contact email@example.com with questions.