Needham Connects...Building Empathy through Books and Conversation: So You Want to Talk About Race

Thursday, January 277:00—8:30 PMOnlineNeedham Free Public Library1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, 02494

Needham Connects...Building Empathy through Books and Conversation:

Co-sponsored by the Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library, Needham Diversity Initiative & Needham Human Rights Committee

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olou

Protests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher. Still, the task ahead seems daunting, and it’s hard to know where to start. How do you tell your boss her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law hang up on you when you had questions about police reform? 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 police brutality and cultural appropriation to the model minority myth in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race, and about how racism infects every aspect of American life.

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