Canisius is excited to partner with a number of community organizations and businesses to host, Real Talk About Race: Robin DiAngelo and Nanette D. Massey, on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 10 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., in the Montante Cultural Center.
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The aftermath of the May Tops Supermarket shooting has shown that the talks we are having about race in Western New York are not leading to the progress we say we want. More than ever, we need the boldness to move beyond false politeness to authentic conversations that produce real change.
Two powerhouse speakers join forces in Buffalo, NY, to demonstrate how to make that happen.
- Robin DiAngelo – Renowned author of the book that has changed the game: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism
- Nanette D. Massey – East Buffalo resident and facilitator of the workshop “Moving BEYOND ‘White Fragility’: Honest And Effective Conversations About Race”
Together, they bring more than 25 years of leadership in racial justice education. With frankness and practicality, audiences will be left with self-clarity and the ability to meaningfully contribute to dialogue and action within their spheres of influence.
This full-day session led by the inter-racial team of DiAngelo & Massey will provide the skills and perspectives needed to build racial stamina and create more racially just norms and practices in our workplaces and community.
Lunch graciously provided by Tops Supermarkets
Canisius College students, staff, and faculty admitted at no charge with campus ID.
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Thank you to the following event sponsors: Academic Affairs, ALANA Student Center, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, ArtsCanisius, bestself Behavorial Health, Center for Urban Education, HIGHMARK of WNY, New Buffalo Institute, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The Presbytery of Western New York, Try-it, and TOPS Friendly Markets.
Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean, Office of Diversity & Inclusion