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Waking Up White Regional Read

Registration Required for Regional Read Programming. Use the Register Here link on the right.

The Waking Up White Regional Read’s intent is to encourage frank community conversations on structural oppression, prejudice, color blindness, dominant white culture, and its effects on people of color and to motivate us to take action to create a healthier multicultural community.

Beginning August 16, the Read will distribute 1000 free copies of the book, host 9 public presentations, and 20 small-group, facilitated BookChats. Books are available at a number of local locations.

Sign Up For Book Chats
Small Group, In Person, Theme-Based Facilitated Discussions
Book Chats are free, 90-minute, small group, theme-based facilitated discussions based on a topic raised in the book Waking Up White. Having read the book is not a prerequisite for joining a discussion.

Book chat spaces are limited to 6 people per group to facilitate courageous conversations. The schedule of topics and dates for the book chats is available at the registration link to the right. Register early, starting Aug. 16 through the La Crosse Public Library, for best selection. COVID-19 in-person recommendations from local health departments will be observed.

Information about acquiring a copy of the book is available at the registration link

Starting Sept. 12
Attend Free, Public, In Person*, Presentations

Public presentations are free, in-person presentations (streaming available for most) on a variety of antiracism topics with local relevance. Having read Waking Up White is not a prerequisite for attending a presentation. COVID-19 in-person recommendations from local health departments will be observed.

See below for scheduled public presentation topics. The "Register Here" button to the right links to a page with individual registrations for each presentation.

Waking Up White Brochure

Waking Up White Brochure pg 2

Monday, August 16, 2021 to Thursday, November 18, 2021
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Community Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only