FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2019
Skagit Valley College Diversity and Equity Talks welcomes speaker Dr. Robin DiAngelo
The Associated Students of Skagit Valley College, Multicultural Students Services, and Lumina Foundation are pleased to sponsor the second Diversity and Equity Talks event for the year. To continue programming with conversations about diversity and equity, SVC will welcome Dr. Robin DiAngelo on Friday, January 25 from 1:00-3:00pm in McIntyre Hall. Admission is free.
A consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice, Dr. DiAngelo was appointed to co-design the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative Anti-Racism training. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how Whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. Her concept of white fragility, has influenced the national discourse on race. Her scholarship is in White Racial Identity and Race Relations.
In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in issues of race relations and racial justice. She has numerous publications and just completed the 2nd edition of her book, “What Does it Mean to be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy. Her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured in Alternet, Salon, NPR, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate and Colorlines.
This will be a community event and all are welcome to attend.