Join Claudia Fox Tree and Debby Irving for an online conversation as they explore how U.S. narratives have shaped their understanding of themselves, one another, and the complex world we live in. No two conversations are alike as they gather with no agenda, simply modeling the conversations of a cross-racial relationship. Current events, in their own lives and in the larger world, inspire the organic conversation they engage in. Audience engagement and participation will be facilitated by a moderated question and answer session following their talk.
Professional educator, Claudia Fox Tree, M.Ed. (Arawak/Yurumein) teaches courses and workshops on transforming curriculum and culturally responsive teaching practices. She also leads conversations "un-erasing" Native American First Nations People (FNP). She gives voice to Indigenous experiences (past and present) and asks allies and co-conspirators to come on the journey with her. Her presentations feature discussions on identity, culture, contributions, stereotypes, and historical inaccuracies.
Debby Irving is a racial justice educator and writer and author of Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Debby leads workshops and educates and consults with organizations seeking to create racial equity.
This program is hosted by Memorial Hall Library in collaboration with Courageous Conversations and libraries in Chelmsford, Groton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, Newton, North Andover, Reading, Tewksbury, Westford, and Wilmington, Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.
This event is virtual and is part of the Reclaiming Your Story grant graciously funded by the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Direct Grant Program.