Potsdam High School to welcome racial justice educator Debby Irving for Zoom discussion

January 9 – POTSDAM – The Potsdam Central School District will host a Zoom Live Chat with racial justice writer and educator Debby Irving on January 13.

According to a press release from the BOCES Capital Region, Ms. Irving will discuss her personal evolution from “well-meaning” to “doing well,” when it comes to revealing her beliefs about racism and her desire to help. people of color.

The release said the presentation will provide an opportunity to embrace diversity and inclusion, and include breaks for reflection, dialogue and time for questions.

The presentation is free and open to all. it starts at 6 p.m.

“It’s a live virtual event, and Potsdam High School is only hosting it, so they’re inviting the community to join virtually,” said Brittany M. Bailey, Digital Content Specialist for BOCES Capital Region. .

She said the school is always trying to improve diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and this conference is a way to engage the community.

“Debby is an award-winning author who wrote ‘Waking Up White’, which describes her transition from a viewer to someone who takes active action against racism,” Ms. Bailey said. “This is a good opportunity for the school district and community members to embrace diversity and inclusion and expand their knowledge base on this topic. “

To register for the event, visit wdt.me/IrvingZoom.

According to its website, www.debbyirving.com, Ms. Irving seeks to “educate other white people who are confused and frustrated by racism by turning anxiety and inaction into empowerment and action.”

Elna M. Lemons