Book Interrupted

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June 21, 2021 00:33:30
Nonviolent Communication Episode 1

Nonviolent Communication Episode 1

The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 5 book choice: “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Nonviolent Communication”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of feelings, needs, conflict and personal narrative, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Marshall B. Rosenberg. Discussion Points: Figuring out your feelings and needs How to listen How can people-pleasers balance their own needs with the want for peace? The role personal narrative can play in our reactions to situations The four components of NVC: observations, feelings, needs and requests  How can conflict hinder communication? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg Your Parenting Mojo The Enneagram Institute ...

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June 14, 2021 00:47:19
White Fragility Episode 6

White Fragility Episode 6

The six women discuss feedback and the public versus private comments they received from Book Interrupted Series 4, Episodes 1 through 5, on “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo.     Discussion Points:   Why don’t people speak up on social media about White Fragility? Practicing talking about racism, speaking up, being vulnerable, stumbling forward Cancel culture, accountability culture, apologies, and showing how you made amends How to pick your battles/set your own boundaries Things white people say to POC and fetishizing POC Self awareness, change, mindfulness and bringing down our white people blinders     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo @the_brown_squiggy Beastie Boys Story Real Things White People Have Said to Me - Lilly Singh Good Hair  Down the Rabbit Hole ...

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June 07, 2021 00:45:41
White Fragility Episode 5

White Fragility Episode 5

Fan Squiggy and the six women continue the discussion on ideas from “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo, concluding with their final book reports. How can they learn to speak up, fight against white solidarity, and just keep stumbling forward? Would they recommend this book to other readers? Discussion Points: Activism and the POCnic in Prince Edward County, Ontario Racist words behind closed doors  White Solidarity/“white silence is violence”/learning to speak up Tone policing and white fragility Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo @the_brown_squiggy Teacher goes on racist rant, not realizing Zoom was on, mother of Black child says Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg  ...

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May 31, 2021 00:46:22
White Fragility Episode 4

White Fragility Episode 4

Fan Squiggy and the six women discuss ideas from “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo. How do we talk to children about racism? Can we get to equality together? What is the role of the bystander? Why has it taken so long to have many shades of ‘nude’ crayons and undergarments? Plus, seeing Sharon Osborne’s white fragility play out on tv! Discussion Points: Racism in Canada Other books and resources on antiracism White Fragility in action on television Apologizing versus making amends The nice guy/‘friend zone’ The intersectionality of feminism, antiracism, trans and gay rights, fatphobia Speaking up/the role of the bystander Old movies and media influence How to talk to children about racism Different shades of skin colour, crayons, underwear, ‘nude’ Getting it out of the “uncomfortable is rude” realm/ revisiting ‘manners’ Body positivity Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole ‘The Skin I’m In: I’ve been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I’m black’ by Desmond Cole in Toronto Life How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi  'The Talk': Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne Discuss Racism Oprah with Meghan and Harry Piers Morgan Walks Off Set During Meghan Markle Debate That ’70s Show The Big Bang Theory Blink: The Power ...

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May 24, 2021 00:38:39
White Fragility Episode 3

White Fragility Episode 3

The Book Interrupted women and their fan Squiggy share their personal journals while reading: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Then, continuing the group discussion, they reflect on how the good/bad binary, white women tears, individualism, colonization, rationalization, and their own behaviours contribute towards racism in our society. Discussion Points: Making a safe space to talk about racism - getting through the uncomfortable and awkwardness and opening the conversation Reflecting on our own past and present racist behaviours Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? The good/bad binary White women tears Individualism “People of colour” is an offensive term in some parts of the world  The role of colonization in creating racism White Fragility as a gateway book - start here and learn more after Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad Unlocking Us with Brené Brown - Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness ...

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May 17, 2021 00:42:44
White Fragility Episode 2

White Fragility Episode 2

  The Book Interrupted women, and their fan Squiggy, continue the discussion on their first fan book choice: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Referencing the book and their lives they dive into topics of racism in the education system, politics, and small town Ontario; the controversy of the author being white; the importance of the arts; and how they can keep stumbling forward.     Discussion Points:   Education - how can we make change to include more teachers of colour and more diverse experiences and history? Being the only person of colour in a room Familiarity bias and diversity quotas in hiring Keeping sex education limited, keeps men in power Educational system overhaul Residential schools and using school as a weapon More diverse representation in politics How to educate your children about racism Step forward, don’t step back Let’s make it better for all the children The importance of the arts and how they’ve been affected by the pandemic Learning through films, tv, theatre, books Controversy of the author being a white woman Being a good ancestor Everyone is qualified to talk about antiracism, keep stumbling forward     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo Armchair Expert Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard ...

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