Christine Wagner, Ph. D., is a Sister of St. Joseph of Rochester, New York. She is the executive director of St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center in Rochester, which provides health care, counseling and other services for the uninsured. Christine has a background in community organizing around a variety of issues and has been focusing on health care for the last 25 years. She did her graduate work at Syracuse University with a concentration on conflict resolution and women's studies.

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Waking up to racism must be vocal

As a white person, what happens when you make the conscious decision to stare racism in the face, to wake up? What happens when you make a commitment to be vocal and call out racism when you see it? As a white woman, heading an agency that has made a commitment to rout out racism, I am learning the consequences, personally and institutionally, of these two actions.