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Dozens gather in Shorewood to talk about racism

The event spurred from an article about racism
Posted: 10:16 PM, Oct 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-05 03:16:10Z

SHOREWOOD -- The Shorewood community had a frank discussion about racism Tuesday night.

Organizers with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) hosted the event at the Shorewood Library, which drew in about 100 people.

The event spurred from an article about racism by Doctor Robin DiAngelo.

It's titled 'White Fragility: Why it's so hard to talk to white people about racism.' Read the article here .

Young Shorewood High School students who attended the event said they learned a lot from the open conversation.

"It was surprising because some of my experiences were different from theirs," said student Shilei Bell-Lipsey.

"The fact that we're event talking about it means that it's getting better," said student Audrey Jakubowski.

The discussion doesn't end here. DiAngelo, the author of the original article, is coming to speak in December. 
 
DiAngelo will speak from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. December 6 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Registration opens November 1 at ywcasew.org.