Robin DiAngelo Virtual Lecture

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Robin DiAngelo’s lecture on her book White Fragility has been converted to a virtual event due to COVID-19.

Ticket holders will be emailed a link to view Dr. DiAngelo’s lecture on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The link will then be available to view for one week, until Thursday, September 17th.

Tickets are $10. Community Access Tickets are available if cost is a barrier for anyone to view this lecture. If you'd like to request a community access ticket please email us at

Mystery Lovers Bookshop will have copies of White Fragility for sale online.

New & Noted lecture co-presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and City Theatre!

Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is the New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this vital, necessary, and beautiful book antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to “bad people.” Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Dr. DiAngelo received her PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington and has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. She co-designed the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative Anti-Racism training.

Made possible with a grant from The Heinz Endowments

Presented with support from UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, University of Pittsburgh Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Winchester Thurston School’s Parent/Guardian Equity & Inclusion Committee.


Event Name:
Robin DiAngelo Virtual Lecture
Racial Justice
Date start:
19:00 - 21:00

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