Breaking White Silence Northwest supports the formation of free, facilitated groups of white people studying literature on whiteness, particularly the book What Does It Mean To Be White? by Robin DiAngelo. Each group functions as an incubator and springboard, providing brave space for white people to begin to understand their own positioning within white supremacy and to gain key resources to sustain meaningful anti-racist action.
“Founded in 2016, Breaking White Silence Northwest is an all-volunteer project that aims to help white people gain white racial literacy, which we believe to be a keystone step–one of countless steps–in the lifelong process of building personal and collective capacity to take effective action toward racial justice. Our project plays a modest part in a vast network of activists, projects and organizations collectively working toward dismantling white supremacy.
Are you, or is someone you know, ready to (re)acquaint yourself with the water we swim in–and the current always at our backs–as a white person in this society?
This winter we are offering one virtual, facilitated study group for white people about white privilege, white supremacy and the role white people can play in dismantling racism, using the book What Does It Mean To Be White? [Revised Edition], by Robin DiAngelo. Please share widely, and join us if you can!“
Six Tuesday evenings over Zoom, 7 – 8:45 pm
- January 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 14, 21, 2023
- Participants limited to 8
- No fee
- Books are available on-loan for the duration of the study group, if needed
- Registration required: email facilitator Roger Roffman at [email protected]
- Contact [email protected] or explore their website breakingwhitesilence.org to learn more.