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Thu, Aug 20



So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo (Discussion with Ashanti Bentil-Dhue)

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So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo  (Discussion with Ashanti Bentil-Dhue)

Time & Location

Aug 20, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. EDT


About the Event

We will be joined by an Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, an events entrepreneur, speaker and diversity expert. She currently heads up the team at EventMind, a virtual event production company, founded the online show and collective 'The Agenda', is co-founder of the Black In Events network and diversity consultancy, Diverse Ally. 

We will create a safe and open space where all questions are allowed.

Should you prefer, you can submit questions in advance

The selected book is So You want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo. 


In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it 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.

"Oluo gives us--both white people and people of color--that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases."

--National Book Review

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