In this talk, race and social justice educator Robin DiAngelo helps audiences understand White Fragility and move beyond it toward awareness, accountability, allyship. Based on her #1 New York Times bestselling book White Fragility: Why Its So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, DiAngelo helps audiences and organizations develop an antiracist framework and accountability practice based on authentic relationships, education and honest self-reflection. Formats: keynote presentation, moderated discussion, or an expanded workshop.
Seeing the Racial Water
Dr. DiAngelo takes participants through topics including white socialization, systemic racism and the specific ways racism manifests for white progressives. This talk combines lecture, structured reflection, and small group discussion designed to provide a comprehensive system analysis and identify personal complicity. It is an excellent and powerful foundational training that presents an undeniable perspective on the systemic nature of Racism and the need for a systemic remedy. Formats: keynote presentation, moderated discussion, or an expanded workshop.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo is widely considered an essential guide to overcoming racism
ROBIN DIANGELO is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, which has been on the bestseller list for two years and been translated into multiple languages. Her research has been the subject of conversations taking place in business and organizations around the world and is widely considered an essential guide to addressing racism. In her talks, Dr. Robin DiAngelo dissects issues of racial and social justice and supports individuals and teams in developing an antiracist framework built on awareness, education, honest self-reflection and cross-racial dialogue. People value her approach because she’s able to bring what has traditionally been an incredibly challenging conversation to the fore and allow teams to have constructive discussions that improve outcomes. Her talks can be standalone keynote presentations or combine lecture, structured reflection, and small group discussions designed to provide comprehensive system analysis and change. In this PBS interview, Dr. DiAngelo brilliantly shares about her work on racism, racial justice, and how the work of challenging racism is on-going. In recognition of this, Dr. DiAngelo asks that organizations make a commitment to creating more racially-just policies, practices, and outcomes by ensuring that there is a follow-up plan in place to support her visit. This plan may be through your in-house Equity Team, or via other consultants. For organizations reading her book, Dr. DiAngelo has a “White Fragility” Reader’s Guide that can be downloaded from her website. Her keynotes and workshops are brilliant, impactful, and receive rave reviews.
Academic: I received my PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2004. I earned tenure at Westfield State University in Massachusetts. Currently I am Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition, I hold two Honorary Doctoral Degrees. My area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, tracing how whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. I am a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. I have numerous publications and books, including Is Everybody Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Critical Social Justice Education, co-written with Özlem Sensoy, and which received both the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award (2012) and the Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2018). In 2011 I coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which influenced the international dialogue on race. My book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List where it remained for 85 weeks. It is currently being translated into 5 languages.
Professional: I have been a consultant, educator and facilitator for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. I have worked with a wide-range of organizations including private, non-profit, and governmental.
Personal: “I grew up poor and white. While my class oppression has been relatively visible to me, my race privilege has not. In my efforts to uncover how race has shaped my life, I have gained deeper insight by placing race in the center of my analysis and asking how each of my other group locations have socialized me to collude with racism. In so doing, I have been able to address in greater depth my multiple locations and how they function together to hold racism in place. I now make the distinction that I grew up poor and white, for my experience of poverty would have been different had I not been white” (DiAngelo, 2006).