Revolutionary Reads Author Presentation: Ijeoma Oluo

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Join the conversation! FVRLibraries is hosting Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, winner of a 2019 Washington State Book Award for this year's Revolutionary Reads. This virtual event will be live streamed on our YouTube channel and no registration is required. We'll also be recording it for future viewing in case you can't join us for the live event.

As this year’s book award winner, Washington State Center for the Book calls So You Want to Talk About Race “An important work that powerfully illustrates the need to honestly face the lasting, living damage of racism in the United States. With great clarity and empathy, Oluo includes autobiographical and historical scenarios to illustrate cause, effect, and how to move forward. While both young and old need to have the conversation, readers also learn how such conversations can harm people of color when misused for denial or self-justification."

Revolutionary Reads is an annual community reading and event series from Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries to engage readers, spark dialogue, and inspire ideas that just might change the world. The program is made possible through the generous support of Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation and branches’ Friends of the Library groups.



Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.