"Why Didn’t I Learn This Before?": Unlearning Myths of Race and Racism

Thursday, February 15, 2018  @ 7:00 PM

Woodbridge Main Library - Ground Floor Meeting Room

In this presentation, Dr. Karen Gaffney will share a few key concepts from her new book, Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox. Her goal is to raise awareness about the false beliefs that perpetuate racism, especially the myths often taught to white people that need to be unlearned. There will be plenty of time for discussion.  Come join us for this illuminating look at racism in America.

Dr. Karen Gaffney is Professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College, where she teaches Race in American Literature and Popular Culture. As a white anti-racist educator, she presents her work at conferences and in community workshops, as well as in her blog with resources Divided No Longer (available at www.dividednolonger.com). Her book, Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, is an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to race and racism with tools for action.