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Waking Up White: A Guided Book Immersion


Examining Whiteness in Our Lives Through a 6-Session Cohort


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Registration is now closed

CLNE is excited to invite you to our newest program offering: a guided immersion into Debby Irving’s book Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race. We invite you into a space to intentionally examine race and your racial autobiography.


  • Have you wondered what white culture is and/or if you have a culture?

  • Have you entered into conversations about white privilege, race, and anti-racism, but have felt ill-equipped to go deeper on your own? 

  • Have you ever thought “I want to do something different, but I don’t know where to start”?

  • Are you feeling stuck in learning and acting different ways racially? Need a reboot?  


If any of these resonate, this offering is for you! 

This 6 session cohort study, facilitated by Richard Webb & Kelly Schumacher Fuller, will meet virtually every other Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm Central, beginning on February 10th and culminating on April 21st. 




Each session will include:
- Interactive dialogue around the book and the group’s experiences with it
- Facilitated conversation around additional materials and tools for racial identity development
- Community and relationship driven experience to support effective learning and practice

In-between sessions participants will have access to an online community space in Mighty Networks.

Joining the book study is free, but does require registration here. A suggested donation of $125 to CLNE is welcome to support this work and CLNE’s mission (you can donate here), and is not required to participate.

You’re responsible for acquiring the book. We suggest:

- Finding the book at your local library

- Purchasing from Black Garnet Books, Minnesota’s only Black-owned bookstore, through their Bookshop site here, or

- Purchasing from another local bookstore.

Registration is now closed. We hope you can join us for a future session! 

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