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White Privilege

In this episode of The Black Experience in Austin, we will talk with Froswa Booker Drew, Vice President, Community Affairs, Strategic Alliances at State Fair of Texas about White Privilege – what it is, its history, how it is maintained, why it is detrimental to Blacks and Whites, and some strategies to heighten our personal and community’s consciousness of institutional racism and systemic impediments to racial equity.

We will also explore Froswa Booker Drew’s personal and her lessons learned that can be of benefit to all of us.

Per Wikipedia. “Although the definition of “white privilege” has been somewhat fluid, it is generally agreed to refer to the implicit or systemic advantages that white people have relative to people who are the objects of racism; it is the absence of suspicion and other negative reactions that people who are objects of racism experience.” It provides obvious and less obvious that white people may not recognize they have.

Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew has an extensive background in nonprofit management, partnership development, training and education. She is currently serving as a Director of Community Affairs for the State F air of Texas. She was formerly a catalyst, partnership broker, and capacity builder of an international NGO and its partners’ around the U.S. This entailed facilitating the emergence and strengthening of community-led initiatives to improve and sustain the well-being of children and their families. She also assists a number of organizations as a consultant, board member, trainer or adviser. She is the co-host of the web talk show, Social Issues Time. Froswa’™ earned her PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University with a focus on relational leadership and social capital. She participated in the documentary, Friendly Captivity, a film that followed a cast of seven women from Dallas to India in 2008. She is the author of Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last, a workbook designed to help women build identity and psychological capital that can result in stronger social capital and of Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life, a devotional for women.
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Froswa Booker-Drew

Froswa Booker-Drew

Vice President, Community Affairs, Strategic Alliances at State Fair of Texas

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