White Awake Study Group

The Los Angeles Shambhala White Awake Study Group is a group for anyone who identifies as white who wants to learn more about the realities of racism and the unintended impacts of white privilege so that they can consciously contribute to racial justice rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism. We gather with other white people to create a space of learning without causing more harm. We hold the Shambhala values of basic goodness, bravery, gentleness, kindness, and understanding at the center of our study.

There are currently two book groups meeting as of July 2020:

1st Sunday of the month, 1:30-3:00 pm Waking Up White Book Group [Online]

We are reading Waking Up White by Debbie Irving. For those who identify as white and are new to studying the dynamics of racism and privilege. Drop-ins are welcome whether or not you’re current with the reading.

3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 – 2:30 pm White Awake Book Group [Online]

Over the course of the next year, we will be meeting to study the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.  Drop-ins are welcome whether or not you’re current with the reading.

Please see our monthly calendar for upcoming meetings.

For questions please email: [email protected]