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“Seeing White”—Season Two of “Scene on Radio” from the Center for Documentary Studies
Thursdays Jan. 14–Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
Moderated by the staff of The Alden
Free. Preregistration required. Registration closes at 5 p.m. the day before each session. Click here to register for one or all the sessions.

*All events will take place virtually over Zoom.


About “Seeing White”
Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?
Hosts Jon Biewen and weekly guest host Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika delve into the historical origins of whiteness and racism in the US. The series looks at the history as well as the social constructs and emotional grappling that Americans engage in when discussing race and whiteness.


Prior to each session, listen to the corresponding episodes of “Seeing White” on your own, and then join your friends and neighbors for a virtual community conversation about the episodes. The podcast can be accessed through your preferred podcast app or on the “Scene on Radio” website.


For more information, please contact Sarah Schallern Treff at Sarah.SchallernTreff@fairfaxcounty.gov.


Session 1

Thursday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Parts 1, 2 and 3

• Turning the Lens (16:30)

• How Race Was Made (28:50)

• Made in America (33:39)

Session 2

Thursday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

Parts 4 and 5

• On Crazy We Built a Nation (36:30)

• Little War on the Prairie (62:57)

Session 3

Thursday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.

Parts 6, 7 and 8

• That's Not Us, So We're Clean (40:05)

• Chenjerai's Challenge (14:27)

• Skulls and Skin (45:56)

Session 4

Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

Parts 9 and 10

• A Racial Cleansing in America (29:14)

• Citizen Thind (38:26)

Session 5

Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m.

Parts 11 and 12

• Danger (45:53)

• My White Friends (40:17)

Session 6

Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Parts 13 and 14

• White Affirmative Action (48:00)

• Transformation (44:11)

Cosponsored by The Alden and the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL)
Celebrate Black History Month with Kiley Reid, bestselling author of "Such a Fun Age."
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m.
Please register in advance. An invitation for this virtual event on Zoom will be sent to you 24 hours before the event begins.

About Kiley Reid
Kiley Reid is the instant New York Times-bestselling author of "Such a Fun Age," a critically acclaimed new novel that shines a bright light on the subtle, yet deeply impactful aspects of race and privilege in America. Reid earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been described as an exciting new voice in the literary scene. In honest and compelling talks, Reid weaves together her writing methods with the process of writing about timely, relevant issues like race and class with unflinching honesty.


Click here to buy an autographed copy of Ms. Reid's book from FCPL's partners at One More Page Books.


For more information on this author, please visit https://www.prhspeakers.com/speaker/kiley-reid.