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Ijeoma Oluo with W. Kamau Bell

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real` Menlo Park United States (map)

An urgent topic in the hands of two witty, talented, expert commentators: Kepler’s Literary Foundation is thrilled to welcome Ijeoma Oluo and comedian W. Kamau Bell in a discussion of the bestselling book So You Want To Talk About Race.

From the introduction:

“These are very scary times for a lot of people who are just now realizing that America is not, and has never been, the melting-pot utopia that their parents and teachers have told them it was. These are very scary times for those who are just now realizing how justifiably hurt, angry, and terrified so many people of color have been all along. These are very stressful times for people of color and who have been fighting and yelling and trying to protect themselves from a world that doesn’t care, to suddenly be asked by those who have ignored them for so long, ‘What has been happening your entire life? Can you educate me?’ Now that we’re all in the room, how do we start that discussion?”

Oluo insists, based on firsthand experience: we can bridge the gap in conversations about racial oppression. Beginning in the book and then drawing from personal experience, two celebrated journalists bring the conversation home to Kepler’s. This Columbus Day, let’s find the time to talk about race.

Later Event: October 16
Ann Patchett