Lisa Iverson, Sonya Lea & Una O’Connell with Gretchen Schmelzer
Join moderator Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD, author of Journey Through Trauma, in conversation with editor Lisa Iversen and essayists Sonya Lea and Una O'Connell about their contributions to Whiteness Is Not an Ancestor: Essays on Life and Lineage by white Women. In this book, twelve women explore the role of whiteness in immigration, colonialism, slavery, and war in their family histories and break the myth of white women's innocence, acknowledging truth in support of reconciliation.
"With compassion and grace, [these writers] bear witness to the ways in which they have benefited from the systemic racism that plagues our society. Their reckonings, full of pain, love, and new awareness...point the way toward a better future for us all." - Priscilla Long, author of Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?