Barbara Beckwith

Barbara Beckwith co-facilitates "White People Challenging Racism: Moving From Talk to Action"; she also co-teaches "Getting Your Essays Out In the World." She is a freelance journalist (M.A. in journalism, Boston University) whose articles and essays appear in local and national magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. Co-author of Standing Up to the SAT, she more recently published (2009) a booklet of essays, What Was I Thinking? Reflecting on Everyday Racism, available from As Co-Chair of the Boston Chapter of the National Writers Union ( and co-chair of its diversity committee, she co-wrote and co-edited Strength Through Diversity: A Handbook for Locals ( She is a volunteer for the Library on Racism at Community Change (


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