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Continuing the Conversations Book Discussion - So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Open to NonMembers Member Hosted/External event
Leadership Northwest Missouri
Leadership Northwest Missouri would like to invite you to join us for our third “conversation” in our book discussion series which will take place on Thursday, September 24th from 2pm-4pm, Central Time.
“There's no doubt we're facing some of our time's biggest challenges, as a nation, people, and leaders as we strive for racial justice and equity. How will you respond to this moment? As a white male, I'm far from an expert on racism, anti-racism, and ally-ship. Yet, I commit to being part of the solution, and I encourage you to do the same. Please join us as we "CtC - Continue the Conversation" series by discussing Ijeoma Oluo's book So You Want to Talk About Race. Oluo offers us an honest conversation about race and ways to heal deep wounds. She encourages us to get involved, work together, and lead the change for racial justice and equality for all people.” Dr. Tim Crowley, Leadership Northwest Missouri Facilitator
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America.
Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it 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 this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.
We are happy to have Ms. Robin Westphal, Missouri's State Librarian and Leadership Northwest Missouri Alum from the Class of 2013, returning as our facilitator. Returning as our co-presenters are Dr. Tim Crowley, Motivational Keynote Speaker, Leadership and Resiliency Expert and Mr. Isaac Collins, Kansas City Leader and Community Entrepreneur.