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University Sponsoring Weekly ‘Witnessing Whiteness’ Book Discussion

Campus Reform
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Saint Louis University is sponsoring a weekly “Witnessing Whiteness” book discussion for students interested in supporting “diversity and racial justice initiatives.”

The group, which will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for 11 sessions starting January 25, will focus on on the book Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk, Ph.D.

According to The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement’s description of the event, “the goals of the series are to build a community with a shared understanding of privilege, whiteness, and racism[;] to increase the ability of participants to support and implement diversity and racial justice initiatives[;] and to develop leadership capacity around issues of diversity and race.”

The description also implies that the meetings are intended to serve as a safe space for participants, stating that “group guidelines support the creation of a welcoming, inviting space where participants feel free to speak the truth of their experience without fear of shame or reprisal.”

[RELATED: UMD safe space ‘conversation’ ‘not intended to be an open discussion’]

Volunteers from the YWCA will facilitate the series, which is limited to 25 parti…

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