White Fragility 4-Part Book Discussion

Join Peace & Justice Center, Showing Up For Racial Justice, and the Charlotte Library for a four-part discussion on the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. Facilitators Susan Schoenfeld and Patricia Fontaine of the PJC and SURJ will lead you through this book as you dissect what this means for yourself and your community.

***Priority is being given to those who live in Charlotte. If you do not live in Charlotte you will be added to a waitlist and contacted if a spot opens.***

Spots are limited (30) and registration is required. Participants must attend all four sessions.

  • Session 1 (July 1) will focus on: Intro, Chapter 1-2, p.ix-38
  • Session 2 (July 8) will focus on: Chapters 3-5, p. 39-70
  • Session 3 (July 15) will focus on: Chapters 6-8, p. 71-113
  • Session 4 (July 23) will focus on: Chapters 9-12, p. 115-154

Books: A limited number of books will be available at the Charlotte Library. You can get copies at Phoenix Books and other local libraries and bookstores as well online as e-books. Donations accepted for the SURJ-BTV book fund as well as for the PJC. A donation will also be made to Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington.

For questions please contact Kina Thorpe, PJC Educational Program Manager at [email protected] or 802-863-2345 x9.