“We are here to awaken
from the illusion of separateness.”
~Thich Nhat Hahn

Frustrated?  Stuck?  Wondering Where to Start? Feeling Like Something is Undermining Your Best Intentions?

It’s no wonder. Racism taps into our deepest fears and longings. Understanding how it works is the key to breaking down barriers that interfere with best intentions. If you’re white, chances are you’ve been taught not to talk about race. If you’re a person of color, you may be wondering what it is that white colleagues aren’t (yet!) understanding. My aim is to increase white racial consciousness while simultaneously shifting the conversation from blame, shame, and denial to humility, self reflection, and honest dialog. Though my focus is primarily on awakening white community members, all are welcome and the voices and perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and peoples of color are amplified, encouraged, and honored. What I hear most often from people of color who attend my events is that there’s great value in bearing witness to white people doing our own work. 

I’d love the opportunity to work with your community.

To book Debby, email cynthia@debbyirving.com

To see current and past engagement hosts, see Debby’s schedule 


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