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Newton Free Library presents: Decolonizing – Placing Indigenous Peoples in the Conversation
November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Claudia Fox Tree, Arawak/Yurumein and Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, for an online conversation as they explore how U.S. narratives have shaped their understanding of themselves, one another and the complex world we live in. Their organic, cross-racial conversation will pay heed to current events, in their own lives and in the larger world. Audience engagement and participation will be facilitated by a moderated Q and A following their talk.
Professional educator, Claudia Fox Tree, M.Ed. (Arawak/Yurumein) teaches courses and workshops on transforming curriculum and culturally responsive teaching practices. She also leads conversations “un-erasing” Native American First Nations People (FNP). She gives voice to Indigenous experiences (past and present) and asks allies and co-conspirators to come on the journey with her. Her presentations feature discussions on identity, culture, contributions, stereotypes and historical inaccuracies.
Debby Irving is a racial justice educator, writer and author of Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Debby leads workshops and educates and consults with organizations seeking to create racial equity.
This program is hosted by Memorial Hall Library in collaboration with Courageous Conversations and libraries in Chelmsford, Groton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, Newton, North Andover, Tewksbury, Westford, and Wilmington, Libraries Working Towards Social Justice. It is also part of Newton’s Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton series.
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