[PAST EVENT] DEI Summer Book Discussion:  Me and White Supremacy

August 16, 2021
5pm - 6pm
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Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad.

Join Natoya Haskins, director of diversity and inclusion in the School of Education, for a discussion of the book Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.

A New York Times and USA Today bestseller, this eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations. For readers who are ready to closely examine their own beliefs and biases and do the work it will take to create social change, this book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining: Examining your own white privilege What allyship really means Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation Changing the way that you view and respond to race How to continue the work to create social change Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change.

W&M Libraries is offering unlimited access to the e-book for W&M users. Access it here.

Our discussion on August 16 will be an informal conversation. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the School of Education are invited to join us for an engaging hour of discussion and connection.


Erica Carter, [[emcarter, emcarter@wm.edu]]