VIRTUAL: Decentering Institutional Whiteness

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Whiteness—like all racial categories is more than a social construct. Whiteness remains artificially linked to power and privilege, maintaining unjust social, political, and educational hierarchies that serve to limit access and equity, to silence, stifle and harm. As Universities across the country confront legacies rooted in white supremacy and work to adopt anti-racist practices, systemic racism is being grappled with and made visible as an ideology at the root cause of social inequities. Understanding this history is a critical entry point for those in positions of power to recognize oppression and violence that continues to impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). The time has come for students, faculty, staff and scholars to be active participants in not only recognizing white supremacist structures but in dismantling and decentering them as well.

Please join us for an interactive webinar on Institutional Whiteness with racial justice educators and authors Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. (Everyday White People Confront Racial & Social Injustice: 15 Stories) and Debby Irving (Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race) hosted by Lynn Sullivan, Director of Community Equity, Yale Divinity School, and moderated by Raven Rodriguez (Antiracism educator and strategist and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Yale School of Nursing).

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