Waking Up White: A Discussion Guide

Created by Jenny Truax and Grace Hagen


Feel free to contact curriculum creators Jenny Truax (cwjedi@gmail.com)
or Grace Hagen (graceannhagen@gmail.com) with any questions.

About This Guide

This guide was developed in 2016-2017. Each session is about 90 minutes with plenty of wiggle room. We often spent the first half of the session sharing our reactions to the readings, and the second half discussing a current article, video, or subject that touched on the issue of racism and white privilege. We’ve included these supplemental materials as well.

We tried to create a brave, vulnerable space where people could build relationships while engaging this work. To this end, we had people take turns bringing snacks and had breaks scheduled in every session. We hope you find it helpful!