As part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, we were thrilled to welcome author and educator Debby Irving on December 5, 2018. Ms. Irving is an inspiring speaker and author of Waking Up White. She has extensively studied race and racial tension. She uses her own life story to reflect on and consider how belief systems shape our understanding of the world, the systems and structures of racism, and the challenges of working toward racial justice.
Ms. Irving says of her book: "My hope is that by sharing my sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance."
Her talk was an important step as we undertake our strategic initiative on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Ms. Irving is pictured here with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team and members of our Administration.