Examining Whiteness: White fragility, trauma, and cultivating resilience

July 27th

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    Room: WPFC Carriage House

    In this session we will define and explore white fragility as a response to racial stress, and practice methods for cultivating resilance to this response.  We will also touch on perpetrator trauma and the costs of embodied whiteness. 

     

    Readings for this session are as follows:

    Robin DiAngelo, “White Fragility: why it's so hard to talk to white people about racism”

    https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-to-talk-to-white-people-about-racism-twlm/

    Tada Hozumi “Why white people can't dance: they’re traumatized”

    https://selfishactivist.com/why-white-people-cant-dance-theyre-traumatized/#content

     

    Optional resources that inform the session:

    Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

    http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/view/249/116

    Kathrine Roubos,  Cultivating resilience: antidotes to white fragility in racial justice education. 

    https://scholarworks.smith.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=2819&context=theses