Erie Community College’s Diversity Academy presents “An Evening with Debby
Irving, Author and Racial Justice Educator” on Wednesday, January 22 beginning
at 6:15 p.m. in the Minnie Gillette Auditorium at the SUNY Erie City Campus,
121 Ellicott St, Buffalo.
grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts in what she describes as a “blissfully
sheltered, upper-middle-class suburban childhood”. After working from 1984-2009
in urban neighborhoods and schools of Boston, Irving wanted to understand
racial dynamic more. In 2009, Irving attended a class at Wheelock College
titled Racial and Cultural Identity which lead her on a journey from
white oblivion to white awareness. Waking
up White is Irving’s attempt to overcome racial ignorance.
is free and open to the public.