White Fragility in America Tour with Robin DiAngelo and Jack Hill

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Race Street Meetinghouse
1510 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Registration for this event is no longer available. Due to the overwhelming response, we have reached capacity for this venue. If you are still interested in attending, please contact Toni Graves Williamson (tonigw@friends-select.org). 

Friends Select School will bring renowned author Robin DiAngelo to the Race Street Meetinghouse to discuss her New York Times-bestselling book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. DiAngelo will be joined by Jack Hill, a diversity consultant, educator, and author, for an in-depth discussion about white fragility and racial inequality. DiAngelo’s book will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be a book signing immediately following the discussion.

Doors will be open at 5:30 p.m. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If we reach capacity in the meetinghouse, we are working to make a live stream available in the Blauvelt Theatre at Friends Select School. Stay tuned for more details.

Additional White Fragility Events for the Friends Select Community

Book Discussion for Parents

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Seminar Room
This event is free, but RSVP is required.

Friends Select parents Ingrid Lakey P’27 and Natalie Valentine-Adams P’25, ’30 will host a White Fragility book discussion. Light refreshments will be provided. To purchase a discount copy of the book before this event, contact Toni Graves Williamson (tonigw@friends-select.org).

Book Discussion for Faculty

(Date and time TBD)

Check back soon for more info about this event.

About the Authors

Robin DiAngelo

Robin DiAngelo is an affiliate associate professor of education at the University of Washington. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. She is the author of numerous publications, including Is Everybody Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Critical Social Justice Education, co-written with Özlem Sensoy, and White Fragility. She received her PhD in multicultural education from the University of Washington.


Jack Hill

Jack Hill is a nationally recognized diversity consultant, facilitator, educator, writer, and child advocate. He has given a number of presentations and workshops at conferences locally and internationally, and has offered consultation to schools and organizations nationwide in the areas of multicultural education, diversity, equity, social justice, and organizational culture. He is a contributor to the book A Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys (Corwin Press) and the book Diversity Work in Independent Schools: The Practice and The Practitioner, a publication of the National Association of Independent Schools. He holds degrees from Frostburg State University, Johns Hopkins University, and Middlebury College.

This program is being made possible by Strategenius.