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Human Resources

Cyr Hall • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

 Ms. Debby Irving, Educator and Author of Waking Up White

January 4, 2019
Posted by: Debra Pelletier

UMFK is looking forward to welcoming our first Libra Professor of 2019, Ms. Debby Irving, for her presentation "I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?"

Using historical and media images, Debby examines how she used her white-skewed belief system to interpret the world around her. Socialized on a narrow worldview, Debby explores how she spent decades silently reaffirming harmful, archaic racial patterns instead of questioning the racial disparities and tensions she could see and feel. This presentation and dialog is designed to support white people in making the paradigm shift from ‘fixing’ and ‘helping’ those believed to be inferior, to focusing on internalized white superiority and its role in perpetuating racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7pm

Nadeau Conference Room
University of Maine at Fort Kent
23 University Dr., Fort Kent ME

For further information, please contact Nicole Boudreau at