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Are We Living Racial Justice? Friday June 9th

A Discourse with Debby Irvine and Reverend Dr. Dawn Riley Duvall

When: Friday, June 9, 7-9 pm

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave.

1st Portion of Event: Debby Irving, author of the award-winning book, Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, will use historical and media images to tell the story of how she unlearned her white-skewed belief system. This workshop is designed to support white people in making the paradigm shift from 'fixing' and 'helping' those believed to be "needy," to focusing on internalized sense of white superiority and its role in perpetuating racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels. The two-hour program, which Debby frequently presents at the White Privilege Conference, includes time for reflection, dialog, and Q&A. 2nd Portion of Event: Reflection and Conversation Toward Positive Transformation Rev. Dawn Riley Duval will 1) provide an overview of the current Black liberation movement, 2) facilitate a small group exercise, 3) invite the group to perceive racial justice as life-changing work rather than racial justice as a call to develop a habit of doing niceties for people of color.

Suggested donation $15 (cash or check) but no one will be turned away. All donations will go to Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition's program, Moving Towards Collective Liberation. To request translation or childcare, please contact Paula Palmer at 303-443-0402 by June 2nd. This event is co-hosted by Boulder Friend's Meeting, Showing Up for Racial Justice Boulder, Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder's Racial Justice Ministry, and Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.

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