Event Name

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving


Event Location

Daylesford Abbey – 220 South Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301-1911


Start Date and Time:

Nov. 4 + 11 + 18 +25 @ 10:00 AM


End Date and Time

Nov. 4 + 11 + 18 +25 @ 11:00 AM


Event Description

Book Discussion with Anita Friday

Four Monday mornings in November


TIME: Nov. 4 + 11 + 18 +25 @ 10:00 AM


Waking Up White is the book Irving wishes someone had handed her decades ago. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As Irving unpacks her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, she reveals how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated her ill-conceived ideas about race. She also explains why and how she’s changed the way she talks about racism, works in racially mixed groups, and understands the antiracism movement as a whole. Be sure to register.


(Participants can purchase copies of the text at most bookstores or at



Daylesford Abbey – Fall/Winter Program Guide – page 8


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