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So You Want To talk About Race?
May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Author of the national bestseller “So You Want to Talk About Race,” will give a free talk at the Downtown Eugene Public Library.
Oluo’s breakout book is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Harper’s Bazaar named it “One of 10 Books to Read in 2018,” saying “Read it, then recommend it to everyone you know.”
Exploring and explaining the complex reality of today’s racial landscape, Ijeoma Oluo is informative, entertaining, and inspiring. She crystallizes big, highly-charged concepts into aha-moment clarity.
Oluo addresses topics including privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, systemic discrimination, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word. She answers sensitive questions some may hesitate to ask, and offers practical, real-life guidance for constructive reflection, conversation, and action to fight racism.
According to the National Review of Books, Oluo’s book “is much-needed and timely. It is more than a primer on racism. It is a comprehensive conversation guide.” The Seattle Times says Oluo “pulls the most exasperated among us back from the brink and reminds us of what’s to be gained from continuing the discussion.”
Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the bestseller “So You Want to Talk About Race.” She came to national attention last year when her interview of Rachel Dolezal for the Seattle Stranger went viral. Her work has been widely featured, including in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, and The Guardian. Online, she is an editor-at-large at The Establishment and a popular Twitter commentator. Oluo was named one of the The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017 and was honored with the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society. Her work focuses on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and personal essay.
At the talk, books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the University of Oregon Duck Store. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library: 541-682-5450 or
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Much appreciated! See you there!
Laura @ Eugene Public Library