VAI1529: Understanding White Fragility: An exploration based on the work of Robin DiAngelo
Understanding White Fragility: An exploration based on the work of Robin DiAngelo
- Approved on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
- Approval Committee
- ESD 112 Clock Hour Committee
- Clock Hour #
Clock Hours 6.00
1 Prior Approved Events
ExperienceWendy Wick just completed her eighteenth year teaching in Camas and her twenty-eighth year teaching overall. She currently teaches third grade ELA at Dorothy Fox Elementary. Before coming to Camas, Wendy taught in Oregon, Colorado and New Mexico. Wendy leads her building equity team and serves on our district equity team. She is also involved in planning our district’s Community Equity Forum series. Wendy is passionate about combating racism and understanding its devastating effects on the children and families we serve.
1 Prior Approved Events
ExperienceChrissie Woodruff just completed her fourth year teaching at Liberty. Before coming to Liberty, she worked with children in foster care and the families who sought to adopt them and was a CPS investigator. Prior to that, she began her teaching career in Denver. Chrissie serves on the equity teams for Camas School District and Liberty Middle School. Chrissie has four children, two who were adopted, all at different schools in Camas. She is very passionate about diverse learners and equity for each student.
In this Zoom workshop, you will be introduced to the anti-racist work of Robin DiAngelo in her book White Fragility. We will explore the dynamics of racism and white supremacy. Participants will get to know the ways in which common responses from white people who are confronted with racial stress or confrontation inadvertently reinforce racist patterns.
This class is for you if:
- you are willing to question what you think you know about racism
- you are open and willing to examine your own place in the perpetuation of a white-centered and white-dominant cultural construct
- you are interested in influencing your own spheres as an educator, and as a society member in ways that disrupt and rebuild current destructive patterns
- Examine your own place in the perpetuation of a white-centered and white-dominant cultural construct and how to help Black students and coworkers
- Influence your own spheres as an educator, and as a society member in ways that disrupt and rebuild current destructive patterns
- Advocacy for Black students and coworkers
Clock Hour Content Standards
- (8) Advocacy for students and leadership
Course Dates / Location
|Mon, June 29 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Online|
|Mon, July 6 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Online|
|Mon, July 13 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Online|
Three weekly meetings held over two hours each week. Participants will gain understanding in questioning what they think they know about racism, being open and willing to examine their place in the perpetuation of a white-centered and white-dominant cultural construct, and how to influence their own spheres as educators, and as society members in ways that disrupt and rebuild current destructive patterns.
The learning is based on the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. A copy of the book is available for checkout through CSD.
Online Class Requirements
Online Course Type
How is participation monitored/verified?
Attendance taken at each Zoom meeting. Participants will engage in whole group as well as breakout conversations.
How will the number of hours the participant spends on the class be documented and/or attendance verified?
Synchronous class - attendance will be taken at each Zoom meeting.