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Moving BEYOND White Fragility: Honest, Effective Conversations About Race

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Honest And Effective Conversations About Race

About this event

Robin DiAngelo coined the phrase “white fragility” to describe many white people’s insistence that race conversations be comfortable and non-threatening for them.

Black writer Nanette D. Massey of Buffalo believes we are way beyond holding hands when it comes to talking about race. Massey presents her take on the book’s ideas in very practical terms. The goal is to leave audiences, black and white, with self-clarity and able to act within their own personal spheres of influence with genuine confidence, humor, and humility. Whether you’re new to this kind of forum or you “marched in the sixties”, you’re promised an evening of candor and revelation.

Nanette has presented this frank and revealing workshop for grateful audiences at East Aurora Unitarian Universalist Church, Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester), the Pittsford (Rochester) PTSA, and for staff at Rochester Institute of Technology as an accredited Continuing Education Unit.

  • Auditorium seating limited to 159.
  • TO BE CLEAR, this presentation is NOT an invitation for debate. Forums exist for opposing ideas, this simply isn’t the purpose of this session.
  • Participants are expected to have completed reading the book prior to 10/6.


October 6
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States


Nanette D. Massey