WIST invites you to attend this workshop presented by the Leadership Academy for Women in Science and Engineering (LAWISE). LAWISE holds events that develop women leaders across Argonne, Fermilab and the University of Chicago.
Description: Our society has spent centuries engaging in (and often avoiding) difficult conversations about race. Drawing from Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility, this session will introduce vocabulary, context, and better practices to help with confronting racism at the individual level and beyond.
We will look at systemic racism and inequality from the point of view of marginalized groups and touch on the role white privilege plays in creating a sense of immunity for white people (individuals of European origin), a sharp contrast to the challenges people of color routinely face.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Presentation
Melissa Gilliam and Ellen H. Block
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Workshop
facilitated by Tiana Pyer-Pereira and Vickie R. Sides