Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Robin DiAngelo Crosscut Festival 2021

Session: Hard Truths: Racism and Allyship

11 a.m. Thursday, May 6

Advancing racial equity and combating racism requires us to look inside ourselves at our own complicity. Robin DiAngelo authored the book White Fragility, which proposes ways white people must engage on this issue. The book has been praised by many and challenged by some. In a live podcast taping of Slate’s A Word... With Jason Johnson, they’ll discuss her theory on the complicated role non-white should play in this work.


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About Robin DiAngelo

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is Affiliate Associate Faculty of Education at the University of Washington. In addition, she holds two Honorary Doctorates. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She coined the term White Fragility in an academic article that has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book 2018 book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism has been on the New York Times Bestseller List for over two years, and translated into 10 languages. She has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.


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About Crosscut Festival 2021


Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.


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Your submitted questions could help shape our conversations in May. We’ll accept questions until mid-April, then pass along popular and thought-provoking topics for moderators to potentially include in their scripts.