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Anti-Racist Study Group for White Staff & Faculty

Recognizing that anti-racist work is disproportionately borne by people of color, the Anti-Racist White Affinity Group (ARWAG) is a setting for white people to take responsibility for educating ourselves about racism and for challenging white supremacy from the inside. We’re a community of fellow travelers at various stages of coming to grips with our own racism, our own biases, our participation in systems built to favor people who look like us (socialized as white) and exclude, disfavor, or discourage people of color. 

Some folks in ARWAG are really new to all this stuff and may feel shy or intimidated about talking about race. Other ARWAGgers have been at this awhile and have more skill and confidence in talking about and navigating racial issues–but they’re still learning too. Wherever you are on that spectrum, you’re welcome in ARWAG.

Spring Term we will meet Tuesdays at 4:30 on March 26, April 2, April 16, and April 30.

Email Jenna Stone (stonej@lawrence.edu) to join the ARWAG Moodle group and get meeting notices, readings, and access to the archives of past readings.