In the mid-1970s I was a student at Amherst College. Although there were many ways that Amherst was substantially imperfect, there were also many ways in which Amherst created a strong, healthy and inclusive sense of community. This is a story about allies and community.
Series One ~ “White Fragility” by Robin DeAngelo
You may purchase “White Fragility” for curbside pickup at Books on the Common at 404 Main St, Ridgefield, by emailing or by calling (203) 431-9100. Read the book summary or purchase online at Books on the Common’s online store.
Ridgefield Allies is holding a contest to create an artistic representation (aka: “a logo”) to promote the organization’s mission of awareness and anti-racism. The logo should encompass the group’s mission and goals (please see our website About page). We encourage submissions from anyone who wishes to participate! The logo will be used on the Ridgefield Allies website, materials, as well as promotional items.
A quick roundup of things to say to Saltine Americans clutching their pearls over rioting and looting:
Author’s Note: I’m writing this in hopes that it can be used to lighten the load of marginalized folks, keeping in mind that not all marginalized people want to engage in the ally conversation, and that is perfect as well. For those who do, my prayer is that when someone asks you the question, “how can I be a stronger ally?” you might choose to save your breath/energy and send this in its place.