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Friday, November 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Talking White Fragility at a Predominantly White Institution

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What happens when diversity trainings and seminars are seen as opportunities to “beat up on the white guy” and create barriers rather than bridges? Two employees at a community college looked to change the delivery of diversity conversations to limit the defensiveness one may experience when discussing topics such as white privilege and biases. By introducing the topic of White Fragility, the presenters went back to the basics and challenged their participants to reflect rather than focus on self-justification or become defensive. In this session, the two presenters of the White Fragility training will walk through workshops given at their community college. In addition to delivering the content, they will also discuss feedback received and struggles faced after delivering the workshop in the classrooms and professional development opportunities on campus. The goal of this presentation is to provide participants with beneficial tools and steps to deliver similar training on their own campuses.

Friday November 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
904-08 Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01105