Arts & Culture
White Fragility: Beyond The White Echo Chamber
- 9:30 pm
10 May 2020
Online | Free
Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year old black man in Georgia, was shot dead in the middle of the street on video by two white men in February.
Gregory McMichael, aged 64, and Travis McMichael, aged 34, were detained on Thursday 7th by the state bureau of investigation.
Robin DiAngelo’s 2018 book “White Fragility” has proven to be a cultural touchstone for our time. It’s not uncommon in the US, though, that many white people don’t have regular contact with non-white people. Most white people, then, are only discussing race in an “echo chamber” of other white frames of reference–not the most conducive environment for real expanse.
African American writer and workshop facilitator Nanette D. Massey of Buffalo, N.Y. believes we are way beyond holding hands when it comes to talking about race.
This is your chance to contextualise race and equity from an unfiltered, real world, lived experience rather than a theoretical framework that only “echoes” back what you think you already know.
Massey will present her take on ideas in frank, practical terms. The goal is to leave audiences with self-clarity and the ability to participate in conversations within their own personal spheres of influence with genuine confidence, humour, and humility.