Breaking White Silence Winter Study Group

Are you, or is someone you know, ready to (re)acquaint yourself with the water we swim in–and the current always at our backs–as a white person in this society?

This winter we are offering one virtual, facilitated study group for white people about white privilege, white supremacy and the role white people can play in dismantling racism, using the book What Does It Mean To Be White? [Revised Edition], by Robin DiAngelo. Please share widely, and join us if you can!

Six Tuesday evenings over Zoom, 7 to 8:45 pm

January 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 14, 21, 2023

Participants limited to 8

No fee

Books are available on-loan for the duration of the study group, if needed

Facilitated by Roger Roffman

Registration required! Email Roger at

Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant, educator and facilitator for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice. She is the author of many books and articles, including, most recently, Nice Racism. Her work has been featured widely, including the Seattle Public Library, NPR, Slate, and The New Yorker. To learn more, visit

Breaking White Silence Northwest supports the formation of free, facilitated groups of white people studying literature on whiteness, particularly the book, What Does It Mean To Be White? [Revised Edition], by Robin DiAngelo. Each group functions as an incubator and springboard, providing brave space for white people to begin to understand their own positioning within white supremacy and to gain key resources to sustain meaningful anti-racist action. 

Founded in 2016, Breaking White Silence Northwest is an all-volunteer project that aims to help white people gain white racial literacy, which we believe to be a keystone step–one of countless steps–in the lifelong process of building personal and collective capacity to take effective action toward racial justice. Our project plays a modest part in a vast network of activists, projects and organizations collectively working toward dismantling white supremacy. Contact or explore our website to learn more.