The 2020 Waking Up White Regional Community Learning Collaborative

February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
La Crosse Public Library Auditorium
800 Main Street
La Crosse
WI 54601


  1. Jan 31, 6-7:30 PM
  2. Feb 5, 6-7:30 PM
  3. Feb 7, 9-10:30 AM

Over the next two years, this collaborative will help coordinate group reads and discussions of the book
Waking Up White by Debby Irving and will culminate in hosting a regional one and a half day White
Privilege Symposium in 2020 featuring Debby as one of the keynote speakers.
These initial meetings are to develop local and regional partnerships to help coordinate a learning
initiative which will encompass educators, students, companies, government, religious organizations
and service groups. We welcome everyone to join us for one of the dates below. Spread the word to
others who would be passionate about participating!

“Waking Up White is a wake-up call for white people who want to consciously
contribute to racial justice rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism.
With honesty and humility Debby Irving shares her own story of transformation…by
confronting her own fears and mistakes, she gleans many useful lessons and tips that
can help move others from confusion and avoidance to constructive engagement,
authentic connection, and courageous action.”

– Terry Keleher, Thought Leadership and Practice Specialist, Race Forward

Organized by the La Crosse Public Library, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Beloved Conversations
Opposing Racism group, La Crosse Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)and other community
partners. For questions or additional information, please contact or
call (608)780-7153.