Debby Irving’s memoir Waking Up White: And Finding Myself In The Story Of Race (2014) describes her journey from her comfortable middle-class childhood where race wasn’t spoken of, to her awareness in adulthood of the effects white privilege has had on American society. Irving will talk about her experiences which led to her becoming one of the most well-known allies in the fight for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Joyce Fountain will moderate the discussion that follows.
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Presented in partnership with: CERL, Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, Elgin Human Relations Commission, Fox Valley Citizens For Peace & Justice, Kane County Sheriff's Office