Shift Lab Speaker Series: Shelly Tochluck


“Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It.”
Thursday, September 27 2018 at 7pm
Hyatt Place Edmonton (9576 Jasper Ave.)

An educator, with a background in psychology, Shelly Tochluk spent ten years as a researcher, counselor, and teacher in California’s public schools. She now trains teachers to work with Los Angeles’ diverse school population as a professor in the Education Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University–Los Angeles. She is the author of Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It and Living in the Tension: The Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice. Free, downloadable workshop agendas and handouts aligned with each book are available at

Shelly also works with AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles). With this group, she co-produces a 4-day summer institute titled, Unmasking Whiteness, that leads white people into a deeper understanding of their personal relationship to race, white privilege, and systemic racism.

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