Debby Irving to Speak at YWCA

May 10, 2017

YWCA Boulder County's Empowered Thinking Committee and Reading to End Racism program cordially invite you to a free and open to the public workshop featuring Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race.

Leveling the Playing Field: Interrupting Patterns of Privilege

June 12, 2017, 5:30-8 pm, YWCA Boulder County (2222 14th Street, Boulder)

Using a series of pointed questions, Debby works with participants to build a graphic map of the groups people belong to because of social locations and roles in US history and society. Participants will think together about how various groups have and have not had access to rights, resources, and respect. This will ultimately reveal the social positioning and impacts of white privilege and dispel illusions of a level playing field.

Debby Irving is a racial justice educator, author, and public speaker. A community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years, Debby Irving grappled with racial injustice without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to it. Now, speaking and leading workshops around the country, Debby devotes herself to exploring the impact white skin can have on perception, problem solving, and creating culturally inclusive communities.

Free and open to the public. RSVP to Elly at or 303-443-0419 x104.