Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race
May 31 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm• Free
Join informative, entertaining, and inspiring writer Ijeoma Oluo for a free talk based on her breakout new book, “So You Want to Talk About Race.”
Exploring and explaining the complex reality of today’s racial landscape, Oluo is straightforward, effective, serious, and funny. Her messages are passionate and finely tuned, crystalizing 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.
“So You Want to Talk About Race” 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.” According to the National Review of Books, the 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’s writing has been published widely, including in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, 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.
Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the University of Oregon Duck Store.