Returning to Middlebury after her popular and well-attended Dec 2nd “Community Conversation” at our church, Debby Irving, author of “Waking up White” will lead us in a conversation entitled “Leveling the Playing Field: Interrupting Patterns of Privilege (or, How to Explain White Privilege to Skeptics).”
Join us on Sunday, January 27, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Debby will be working with participants to build a graphic map of the groups people belong to because of social locations and historical roles in U.S. society. Participants will think together about how various groups have and have not had access to rights, resources, representation, and respect, ultimately revealing the social positioning and impacts of white privilege and dispelling illusions of a level playing field. Once the graphic has been created, Debby will lead participants in an exploration of social beliefs, attitudes, and dynamics that perpetuate power and privilege patterns, even when best intentions are in play.
Come and join us!