THE PULSE OF READING: WHAT IS POWER AND HOW DO WE USE IT?
Join us for the third session in a three-part series on Race, Privilege, and Power on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm. Drawing from the research of cutting-edge thinkers and stories from our own lived experiences, we’ll take a deep dive into the types and forms of power and use small group discussions to reflect on how we use power personally, in the workplace, and within our community. Please register in advance for this meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This series of virtual conversations, facilitated by Deborah Gilburg and Monique Gnaratnam, has been designed to bring the community together to talk about tough topics in a way that calls people in instead of calling them out. Join the conversation, experience community.
Please visit the Pulse of Reading website for more information on the series and lists of related resources.
The Conversation Continues
The Pulse of Reading is an ongoing series of conversations open to all, designed to address the vitality or “heart” of Reading. Join us as we continue to engage and strengthen our community.
“I’M A GOOD PERSON! ISN’T THAT ENOUGH?” WITH AUTHOR & EDUCATOR DEBBY IRVING.
The Reading Public Library is pleased to host a virtual program “I’m a good person! Isnt’ that enough?” on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm. Author & educator Debby Irving will speak about her experiences in trying to better understand racial dynamics, unpacking her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color. This program is designed to support white people in making the paradigm shift from ‘fixing’ and ‘helping’ those believed to be inferior, to focusing on internalized white superiority and its role in perpetuating racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels. Registration Required