White Fragility (Adapted for Young Adults) Book Launch

Friends Select School

Full Select News

Wednesday, December 7, 7 p.m.
(Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.)

Friends Center
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join authors Toni Graves Williamson, Ali Michael, and Dr. Robin DiAngelo (virtual) for a conversation about White Fragility (Adapted for Young Adults): Why Understanding Racism Can Be So Hard for White People. Originally written by renowned best-selling author Dr. Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility has been adapted for young adults by Toni Graves Williamson, the director of equity and inclusion at Friends Select School, and Ali Michael, the co-founder and co-director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators. As school boards around the country are banning books, there’s never been a more important time for students to ask difficult questions, engage in meaningful dialogues, think critically and independently, and take action to create change. White Fragility (Adapted for Young Adults) provides a roadmap.

Prior to the event, Toni and Ali will sign copies of their book, which will be sold by Harriett’s Bookshop. Light refreshments will be served following the event. 

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. There is an option to purchase a signed copy of White Fragility (Adapted for Young Adults), which you can receive at the Friends Center upon arrival. A livestream of this event will also be available.

This event is sponsored by Friends Select School, Friends Council on Education, and Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.