"Waking Up White" in New Hampshire
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"I’m a good person. Isn’t that enough?" ...one of the many philosophical questions raised in Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving. Community members in Madbury, Lee, and Durham chose the book as the inspiration for this year’s Oyster River Community Read project, funded in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant. The multi-town community read project spanned several months and included book discussions, lectures, art exhibits, and activities for all ages, to help community members embrace difficult conversations about racism. The series culminates with an author visit by Debby Irving and a community dinner on April 16th at Oyster River High School. For more information visit www.orcread.org.