The Brattleboro Food Co-op is pleased to sponsor this book discussion group and and we are excited to announce the our “White Fragility” discussion will resume via Zoom online!
A three-part pop-up book group will be meeting in the Community Room from noon to 1:30 on Tuesdays in March, on the 10th, 17th, and 24th, to discuss White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. The discussions will be facilitated by Wesley Pittman.
Come and join the discussion during this three-part pop-up book group to talk about the New York Times best-selling, International Bestseller by Robin DiAngelo. White Fragility explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. This is such an important opportunity to examine how white fragility develops, and how it protects racial inequality. This book educates us as to what we can do to engage more constructively as individuals and as a community. Facilitator: BFC Shareholder and former board member Wesley Pittman. In the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, Canal St. entrance. This class is free for all, but you must register: 802-246-2821 or Shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.
At our January 2020 Board meeting, our General Manager Sabine Rhyne said she was, “deep into her own learning cycle,” in response to the difficult discussion about race she facilitated with shareholders at the November Annual Meeting. I appreciate Sabine’s candor and the level of trust and respect she and BFC Board Directors have for each other. I am grateful that she shared this self-reflection with us, and thank her for providing me with a topic and a title for this article.