Racial justice educator to speak at WSU Vancouver

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:02am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Debby Irving, a racial justice educator and author of the book “Waking Up White,” will speak at Washington State University Vancouver on Feb. 27. Her talk, titled “I’m a Good Person, Isn’t That Enough?” will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. It is free and open to the public.

Irving’s discussion is designed to help people shift their attitude from “fixing” and “helping” those believed to be inferior, to focusing on internalized white superiority and its role in perpetuating racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels. 

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters or in the Blue Daily Pay lot for $3.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Tracy Tachiera, Department of Human Development, ttachiera@wsu.edu

Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601, brenda_alling@wsu.edu

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