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2022 Winner of the Silver Ippy Award in the Current Events II (Social Issues/Humanitarian) Category
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As a white woman, ask yourself: are you upholding or fighting racism? The award winning book What's Up with White Women? is a practical guide for white women who are interested in becoming more effective in their cross-cultural, anti-racist practices. Blending real-life stories, theory, and anti-racism practices from decades of on-the-ground work, the authors invite white women to understand their gendered role in systemic racism and their unique opportunity for action.

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About Co-Author & Co-Facilitator Tilman Smith

"I have been an educator and project manager for over thirty-five years, serving as a classroom teacher, administrator, field supervisor, college instructor, caucus facilitator, trainer, and coach. I have facilitated workshops throughout the country on the topics of anti-bias curriculum, white privilege, internalized sexism, and internalized white superiority, and co-founded two community white caucuses in the King County area that supported educators and community activists for over twenty years. Most recently, my focus has been consulting with government and non-profit agencies as a race-based caucus organizer, facilitator, and coach. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in French and History from the University of Colorado and a Master’s Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College Northwest. I am the co-author of a new book entitled, “What’s Up with White Women? Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice” with Ilsa Govan. It will be available in October 2021 from New Society Publishers."

What do people have to say? 

 "I wanted to thank the two of you again for writing "What's Up With White Women: Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege In Pursuit of Social Justice. The seven stages of privilege inspired my final capstone presentation for graduation. It continues to serve as foundational knowledge for my ongoing research to develop a methodology for DEI behavior change. I religiously recommend your book to my professional peers and students interested in the first steps of social justice work. This January I started my own DEI executive leadership coaching business and often assign your book as required reading for my clients."

-Kelsi Ju M.A.

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