Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00 PM (PST), online event
Please join Take PART on Thursday, October 21, for an Ijeoma Oluo watch party. Ms Oluo is the renowned author of “So You Want to Talk About Race,” and more recently, “Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America.” We will be watching a talk she gave in 2018 covering some of the material from “So You Want to Talk About Race.” Please stay with us after the video for group discussion. To learn more about Ms Oluo, you can visit her website https://www.ijeomaoluo.com/.
“[Race] is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair — and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.” - ijeomaoluo.com
The mission of Take PART is to confront racism and to engage in dismantling the systems that perpetuate ingrained racial inequality. We do this through events, education, and outreach that foster engagement in building community where all people are treated with equality and respect.