Slideshow: Ijeoma Oluo at the University at Albany
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News story: WTEN-News10
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
4:15 p.m. Craft talk - Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition
7:30 p.m. Conversation/Q&A - Campus Center West Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the New York Times bestseller, So You Want to Talk About Race (paperback 2019), a frank how-to manual for engaging in conversation about one of the most sensitive issues of our time.
The Salon reviewer praised Olou's work, "It’s for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race.” Named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, Oluo has written about race, economics, feminism and social justice for TIME, The Washington Post, Elle, and The Guardian.
“If your anti-racism work prioritizes the ‘growth’ and ‘enlightenment’ of white America over the safety, dignity and humanity of people of color – it’s not anti-racism work.
It’s white supremacy.”
― Ijeoma Oluo, The Guardian, published March 28, 2019
This program is being presented in honor of the 50th Anniversary of UAlbany’s Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), celebrating a half century of providing opportunity for academic achievement and personal advancement among the economically and educationally disadvantaged.
Presented in conjunction with the 400 Years of Inequality Commemoration, part of a national observance of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America in 1619 at Jamestown, with support provided by the Diversity Transformation Fund through UAlbany’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.