Debby Irving Presentation
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Please join the Lincoln community as we welcome Debby Irving – local author, racial justice educator, and public speaker – on November 13, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Donaldson Auditorium at the Brooks Building in Lincoln, MA. The event is FREE due to a generous grant from the Lincoln School Foundation, however, seats are limited. Please click this link to register before the event goes “public” on October 1st on Debby’s website and is opened to surrounding communities.
Debby’s presentation, “I’m a Good Person, Isn’t That Enough?” utilizes stories from her life to explore systemic racism that goes largely unnoticed but feeds long-held racialized belief systems. By sharing her struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective of bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As she unpacks her own long-held beliefs about color blindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, she reveals how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated her ill-conceived ideas about race. She also explains why and how she’s changed the way she talks about racism, works in racially mixed groups, and understands the racial justice movement as a whole.