Book Launch: Frequently Asked White Questions
November 2nd, 2022
Wednesday, November 2
Progress Lab 1422
About the Event
On Wednesday, November 2 at 6pm, join Rumble and Massy Books and Progress Lab 1422 for the launch of Frequently Asked White Questions by Ajay Parasram and Alex Khasnabish.
Inviting tired-out racialized friends and well-intentioned allies for an evening of humour and compassion with author Ajay Parasram. In conversation with Rumble’s Jivesh Parasram, the two discuss about how race structures our everyday and the frequently asked questions around these lived experiences.
Venue Accessibility & Covid Protocol
This event will be held outdoors at Progress Lab 1422 at 1422 William Street, Vancouver. There will be ample standing room and chairs are available for those who want them. There are no stairs. All-gender and wheelchair accessible washrooms are inside on the main level. Masks are encouraged to continue keeping our communities safe.
About the Publication
Are you a white person with questions about how race affects different situations, but you feel awkward, shy, or afraid to ask the people of colour in your life? Are you a racialized person who is tired of answering the same questions over and over? This book is for you: a basic guide for people learning about racial privilege. In Frequently Asked White Questions, Alex Khasnabish and Ajay Parasram answer ten of the most common questions asked of them by people seeking to understand how race structures our every day. Drawing from their lived experiences as well as live sessions of their monthly YouTube series Safe Space for White Questions, the authors offer concise, accessible answers to questions such as, “Is it possible to be racist against white people?” or “Shouldn’t everyone be treated equally?” With humour and compassion, this book offers relatable advice and a practical entry point into conversations about race.