"Waking Up White:" New Hampshire Tackles Tough Conversations About Race
Author Debby Irving's memoir, "Waking Up White" serves as inspiration for New Hampshire's Oyster River community, as it reflects on tough questions about race and tolerance. The discussions come after incidents revealing discrimination and racism, in an area where many believed they had the best intentions. We examine how a state like New Hampshire, that is mostly white, fits into the national narrative of racial strife, now and in the past.
- Debby Irving - racial justice educator and author of "Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race"
- Reverend Eric Jackson - Pastor of the Brookside Congregational Church in Manchester. He is also president of the Greater Manchester NAACP.
- Kristin Forselius - chair of Oyster River Community Read, and Director of Education at Community Church of Durham.
- Karen Spiller - KAS Consulting principal, and the Thomas W. Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems at UNH. She also works with Food Solutions New England.
NHPR's Word Of Mouth talked with author Debby Irving in 2015.
Here's a link to the Oyster River Community Reads list of events and resources.