Workshops & Events

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    • *DIVERSITY, EQUITY and INCLUSION SERIES*


    • MVNC with the generous support of the Tower Foundation invite you to join us for:


    • "I'm a Good Person, Isn't That Enough?" 

    • with Debby Irving  


    • We welcome Debby Irving, racial justice educator and the author of the acclaimed book, Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, for a presentation designed to be a 101 for white people about white privilege and institutional racism and how they manifest. 

      Wednesday, October 28th

    • noon - 2pm

    • Zoom (see below for details)


    • Using historical and media images, Debby tells the story of how she used her white-skewed belief system to interpret the world around her. Socialized on a narrow worldview, Debby explores how she spent decades silently reaffirming harmful, archaic racial patterns instead of questioning the racial disparities and tensions she could see and feel. 


    • The program aims to support making the paradigm shift 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. 


    • This presentation includes pauses for reflection, dialog, and Q&A. Please see suggested resources for you to prepare for the event below.


    • Zoom Call In:

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      Debby's Recommended Resources:   https://www.debbyirving.com/recommended-resources/

      About Debby IRving:

      Debby Irving brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to grappling with it. As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as a classroom teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she struggled to make sense of tensions she could feel but not explain in racially mixed settings. In 2009, a graduate school course, Racial and Cultural Identities, gave her the answers she’d been looking for and launched her on a journey of discovery. Debby now devotes herself to working with white people exploring the impact white skin can have on perception, problem-solving, and engaging in racial justice work. A graduate of the Winsor School in Boston, she holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA from Simmons College. Her first book, Waking Up White, tells the story of how she went from well-meaning to well-doing and how she unpacked her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, 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.                                                   

      Her bookWaking Up White is the story of her two-steps-forward-one-step back journey away from racial ignorance. She continues to study racism and strategies for its undoing while working to educate other white people confused and frustrated by racism. She is passionate about transforming anxiety and inaction into empowerment and action, be it for an individual or an organization. 


    • Learn more about Debby by viewing her Ted Talk here. 


    • 5 Nov 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
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    "Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice," a MVNC's book discussion group in collaboration with the West Tisbury Library,  focuses on important readings and challenging views on race and racial attitude awareness. Participants will read, discuss, reflect on three books, and conclude with a wrap-up and future action planning session. 


    This book program is part of MVNC's series of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion anti-bias educational programs that aim to engage the Island community in productive conversations on racial attitude awareness, privilege, bias, institutional racism, and micro-inequities. The group is open and free to Vineyard nonprofit Boards, leaders, staff and volunteers, and interested individuals of the Island community.


    Learn more about MVNC's DE&I programs HERE.


    The book discussions will be held November 2020 - February 2021 on Zoom. The Zoom login will be sent to you upon your RSVP.


    BOOK ONE:

    October/November

    Waking Up White

    Author Debby Irving

    Book Discussion : Thursday, November 5th at 12 pm


    Special event with the Author: "I'm a Good Person, Isn't That Enough?": Thursday, October 28th at 12 pm

    RSVP HERE.


    Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a teacher, she found wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her-and ultimately for all of us.

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    "Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice," a MVNC's book discussion group in collaboration with the West Tisbury Library,  focuses on important readings and challenging views on race and racial attitude awareness. Participants will read, discuss, reflect on three books, and conclude with a wrap-up and future action planning session. 


    This book program is part of MVNC's series of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion anti-bias educational programs that aim to engage the Island community in productive conversations on racial attitude awareness, privilege, bias, institutional racism, and micro-inequities. The group is open and free to Vineyard nonprofit Boards, leaders, staff and volunteers, and interested individuals of the Island community.


    Learn more about MVNC's DE&I programs HERE.


    The book discussions will be held November 2020 - February 2021 on Zoom. The Zoom login will be sent to you upon your RSVP.


    BOOK TWO:


    This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

    Author: David Silverman

    Book Discussion: Thursday, December 3rd at 12 pm


    This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving, author David J. Silverman. 
    This unsettling history reveals why some modern Native people hold a Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving. This holiday celebrates a myth of colonialism and white proprietorship of the United States. This Land is Their Land shows that it is time to rethink how we, as a pluralistic nation, tell the history of Thanksgiving.


    Zoom:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6585316212?pwd=SVIxcHRhNThLbTZsUUxoN2ZZdmJDZz09#success

    ID: 6585316212

    password: 123456

    Join by phone (US) +1 253-215-8782

    Please contact us if you have any questions at Jackie@mvnonprofits.org.




    • 7 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    "Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice," a MVNC's book discussion group in collaboration with the West Tisbury Library,  focuses on important readings and challenging views on race and racial attitude awareness. Participants will read, discuss, reflect on three books, and conclude with a wrap-up and future action planning session. 


    This book program is part of MVNC's series of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion anti-bias educational programs that aim to engage the Island community in productive conversations on racial attitude awareness, privilege, bias, institutional racism, and micro-inequities. The group is open and free to Vineyard nonprofit Boards, leaders, staff and volunteers, and interested individuals of the Island community.


    Learn more about MVNC's DE&I programs HERE.


    The book discussions will be held November 2020 - February 2021 on Zoom. The Zoom login will be sent to you upon your RSVP.


    BOOK THREE:


    January 2021


    Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

    Author:  Isabel Wilkerson

    Book Discussion: Thursday, January 7th at 12 pm

    There was a time when ignorance was forgivable. But that time has passed, and hurt people hurt people. Now is the time for healing. And the healing begins with introspection and recognizing our own caste, our own biases, and our own discrimination. This short book peels back the veil and provides a brief glimpse into the history of seven virulent and persistent human biases.

    Zoom:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6585316212?pwd=SVIxcHRhNThLbTZsUUxoN2ZZdmJDZz09#success

    ID: 6585316212

    password: 123456

    Join by phone (US) +1 253-215-8782

    Please contact us if you have any questions at Jackie@mvnonprofits.org.




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