Boston Area Chapter of HPNA

Boston Area Chapter of the HPNA Summer Book Group - White Fragility


Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7:00pm ET - 8:15pm ET
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Racism, Healthcare, Equity, Nursing, Hospice, Palliative Care

Additional Information

In one concrete step to learn together, we are kicking off a new (hopefully annual!) Summer Book Group with a focus on the courageous conversations needed today. The 2020 Summer Book Group will be held via Zoom , and we will read and discuss White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. With the book choice this year, we hope to collectively think and talk about racism, increase our understanding of systemic racism, confront racial inequality and about how we can apply these skills to improve care for every patient living with serious illness.  We do not begin to imagine or to presume that reading a book will resolve any of these enormous and complex issues. We DO believe that reading and conversation is an important step in helping us give ourselves better tools to do the work of achieving equity and justice.   


White Fragility is available to borrow from Boston Public Library via the Libby App in both audio and ebook format and hopefully in other community libraries for those that don’t own the book. 

If you would like additional information on White Fragility or Robin DiAngelo, we recommend you check out the following: 

White Fragility Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work? (New York Times, 7/15/2020) 

On Being With Krista Tippett: Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem In Conversation (OnBeing Podcast, 7/9/2020)

We also encourage you to check out the following resources: 

On Racism: A New Standard for Publishing on Racial Health Inequities (Health Affairs, 7/2/2020)

COVID Racial Data Tracker (The COVID Tracking Project) 

SAYIN IT LOUDER: A Conversation about "A Good Death" in a racist society (Going With Grace Panel Discussion)

Zoom Invite Information: 

Topic: Boston Chapter of the HPNA Summer Book Group _ White Fragility 

Time: Aug 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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