Book Project: White Passing POC Guide (title to be determined)
Lead Author: Karla Rosa Vargas, co-founder of La Raza for Liberation
This book project is meant to guide white-passing people of color through recognizing and utilizing their privilege to better serve their POC communities, and advance our fight for justice and equality.
We would like to invite white passing PoC voices to contribute the following to this book:
Prompt: What does it mean to be a white-passing person of color? What privileges and responsibilities do we hold, and how should we responsibly navigate being caught between “two worlds”?
The following submissions formats are welcome from self-identified white-passing people of color:
No word limit. Submissions will be included in a specific chapter following the main discussion within the book.
Deadline is August 15th, 2018.
Part of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Essie Justice Group.
“Essie Justice Group is a non profit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones taking on the rampant injustices created by mass incarceration. Our award-winning Healing to Advocacy Model brings women together to heal, build collective power, and drive social change. We are building a membership of fierce advocates for race and gender justice — including Black and Latinx women, formerly and currently incarcerated women, Transwomen, and gender non-conforming people.”
Contact: karlarosavargas (at) gmail (dot) com