So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Tue, Jul 7th 2020 at 4:00 PM PDT · By Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
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Tue, Jul 7th 2020 at 4:00 PM PDT
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 at 6:00 PM PDT
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum Library
93 Pike St #307
Seattle WA, 98101
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400 YEARS OF RACISM: How did we get here? And where are we going?

Folio presents a new series of book discussions exploring the history of racism in the United States through a collection fiction, nonfiction and poetry, curated and led by Folio librarian Lillian Dabney. 

This month we begin with So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo . In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape, from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement, offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

This series is free and open to all, we encourage you to share it and invite friends and family.

About the Author

Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and Internet Yeller.  She’s the author of the New York Times Best-Seller So You Want to Talk about Race, published in January by Seal Press. Named one of the The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, and winner of the of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society, Oluo’s work focuses primarily on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and personal essay. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and the Guardian, among other outlets. 

Books in this series

  • Open Season by Ben Crump

  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Oluo Ijeoma

  • The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  • Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X.Kendi

  • The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward

  • Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Citizen by Claudia Rankine

  • A More Perfect Reunion by Calvin Baker

  • What Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson

  • Don't Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith

  • Stony The Road by Henry Louis Gates

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