Good Intentions: Waking Up White by Debby Irving

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From January through April 2018, funded in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, residents of Madbury, Lee, and Durham will have the opportunity to investigate race and racism in a series of book discussions, lectures, art exhibits, and activities for all ages. The featured book is a memoir called Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. Waking Up White invites readers to explore race, culture, and diversity through the personal story of a New Englander whose move from suburbia to the city unravels her understanding of who she was raised to be. Irving’s story takes readers through the challenge and complexity of social constructs persistent in America, offering a way to bridge racial divides and unite diverse perspectives. The series culminates with an author visit and community dinner on April 16th. For a listing of events, dates and locations, visit