Our Phinney-Greenwood community is committed to the concept of “Developing White Racial Literacy” by Dr. Robin DiAngelo. The primary purpose of Breaking White Silence Northwest is to educate white people on the structures and patterns of racism, by forming free, facilitated study groups focused on reading and discussing Robin DiAngelo’s What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy.
The broader intention of these local groups is to build a community of racially literate white people who can support each other’s ongoing learning and action toward the advancement of racial justice.
Suzanne Engelberg will facilitate a six-session study group every other week on Sundays 1:00-3:00 PM starting January 10 and ending March 21. Six participants max. If interested, contact Suzanne [email protected].
Ed Medeiros will be facilitating a weekly 6 session study group on Wednesdays from 7-9 PM beginning January 27 and ending March 31.Eight participants max. If interested, contact Ed [email protected].
We recommend purchasing Robin DiAngelo’s book What Does It Mean to Be White? (Revised Edition) well in advance of the start of the study group, as reading will be assigned before the first session. Local independent bookstores will be happy to order one for you. As an alternative, you can borrow a copy from our project for the duration of your study group. contact [email protected] to make arrangements for a book or to be put on a waiting list if you are unable to make these ones.