EDUCATIONAL EVENT: October 20, 2021,
Everything You Wanted to Know/Ask About Dear White Women: Let's Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism
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We know you've got questions about this book - from the title (did that make you think twice?) to the biracial authors, to the topics they included, to why they wrote this book - and much more. Of course, the first one is usually....
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
This is a question that many seemingly well-intentioned White people ask people of color. Yet it places the responsibility to educate on their peers, friends, colleagues, and even strangers rather than themselves. If you’ve ever asked or been asked, “What can I do to help combat racism?” then Dear White Women: Let’s Get (Un)comfortable Talking About Racism is the answer you’re looking for.
From the creators of the award-winning podcast Dear White Women, this book breaks down the psychology and barriers to meaningful race discussions for White people, contextualizing racism throughout American history in short, targeted chapters. Sara Blanchard and Misasha Suzuki Graham bring their insights to the page with:
● Personal narratives
● Historical context
● Practical tips
Dear White Women challenges readers to encounter the hard questions about race (and racism) in order to push the needle of change in a positive direction.
Sara and Misasha will be in conversation about their new book on October 20th at 12pm.
Here’s your chance to learn about their personal journeys, their experiences founding a podcast, and their motivations to write Dear White Women. Ready your questions and comments—we encourage everyone to get comfortable with the discomfort that often accompanies conversations about racism.
A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Misasha Suzuki Graham has been a practicing litigator for over fifteen years, and is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession as well as in her communities. She is a facilitator, writer, and speaker regarding issues of social justice and children, and co-host of Dear White Women, a social justice podcast. Misasha, who is both White and Japanese, is married to a Black man, and is the proud mom of two very active multiracial young boys. They live in the California Bay Area with their largely indifferent cat.
Sara Blanchard helps build community and connection through conscious conversations, which she does as a facilitator, TEDx speaker, writer, and consultant. After graduating from Harvard and working at Goldman Sachs, Sara pursued the science and techniques of well-being and is a certified life coach, author of Flex Mom, and co-host of Dear White Women, a social justice podcast. Sara is both White and Japanese, married to a White Canadian man, and is raising their two White-presenting girls to be compassionate, thoughtful advocates. They live in Denver, Colorado with their incredibly lovable dog.