Waking Up White reading groupReading Group

Wednesday evenings

  • Waking up White, and finding myself in the story of race, by Debby Irving (2014)

Would you like to explore issues of race and privilege and what they mean to you?

Perhaps you followed the #BrusselsSoWhite discussion after the Politico articles in December, and would like a safe environment to explore these issues further.

Please join us as we read through Waking Up White, a book that gently challenges readers to examine the way that we understand race.

  • The book opens readers to a world of unspoken assumptions and unacknowledged privilege that we may enjoy without realising it.
  • The book will walk us through our own socialisation and helps us to see what we can’t see: that having good intentions and that abstaining from overtly racist words and actions is not enough if we want to live in a society where everyone is equally valued.

Please join us as we work through this difficult subject together.

First evening: Wednesday, 21 February at 19:00.

Venue: Quaker House, Square Ambiorix 50, Brussels (Schuman metro)

  • We propose to meet weekly until we have finished the book. We will discuss this as a group on the first evening, so it could be bi-weekly or something else as group decides. You can order your copy of the book in advance, but we will also have a few spare copies.
  • The reading group is open to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or religion.

Register by 20 February / More information: events@qcea.org

We look forward to hearing from you soon.