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EDI Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

EDI Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Join the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Book Club to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo with other interested members of the RI library community. Racism 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.

The goals of the EDI Book Club are:

  • to raise awareness of equity, diversity and inclusion titles;
  • to engage in meaningful discussions about equity, diveristy and inclusion with members of the library community;
  • to improve OLIS staff and library community members knowledge and understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion topics; and
  • to apply that learning to the library profession.

If any reasonable accommodation is needed to ensure equal access or participation, contact the Office of Library and Information Services at (401) 574-9300 not less than three (3) business days in advance of the meeting or program date. More advanced notice is highly advisable.

Related LibGuide: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by Nicolette Baffoni

Date:
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
West Warwick Public Library
Event Type:
OLIS Continuing Education
Categories:
  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Event Organizer

Nicolette Baffoni

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