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Conversation Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Join the conversation this month through Zoom to discuss SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE by Ijeoma Oluo.

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Conversations Book Club features authors and characters from marginalized groups. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM through Zoom. Copies of the latest book are on display and available to check out at the Mount Pleasant Library. New members: please register through Eventbrite and we’ll send you the Zoom link for the next meeting.



A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that listeners of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.

In So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions listeners don't dare ask and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned and crystallize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word". A Harper's Bazaar pick of One of 10 Books to Read in 2018.



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