Thank you for joining this year’s Head of School Book Club featuring The Bush School’s Director of Intercultural Affairs Kimberlee Yolanda Williams release of her new book Dear White Woman, Please Come Home.
On Tuesday, February 8, Kimberlee Yolanda Williams was joined by Bush Head of School Dr. Percy L. Abram as well as book publisher and New York Times best-selling author of Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, Debby Irving for a conversation and impact of her first published book.
“I think this book is important because it sends out an invitation into the world, it sends out hope, it sends out a message in a way that I don’t think we’ve received this message in the past,” Williams said. “It's a building of a bridge and hoping that folks are at the other end of it willing to cross.”
Dear White Woman, Please Come Home is Williams’ invitation to white women longing for authentic friendship with Black and brown women, the kind of friendship with no place for secrets, the kind of relationship where truth-telling is welcome, even when it hurts. As Williams writes, “I know we’ve never gotten this relationship off the ground in a sustainable way, but I still believe in it. Can I trust you to come through for me? For us? For our sisterhood? Do you understand what keeps us apart? ‘Cause I need you to know. If you’re reading this, you’ve taken the first step to renewing our sisterhood.”
- Click here to purchase a copy of Kimberlee Williams’ book through the University of Washington Bookstore here.
- Click here to view a recording of the event.
- You can also join Kimberlee Williams and publisher Debby Irving for a virtual conversation about Dear White Woman, Please Come Home on Wednesday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 p.m. EST with Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Click here to register.