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East Bay Reads Discusses So You Want to Talk About Race

**REGISTRATION FOR THE WINTER SERIES OF EAST BAY READS IS NOW CLOSED**

WHAT IS EAST BAY READS?

East Bay Reads is a new book group that brings neighbors together to encourage each other to read, discuss, and act. 

East Bay Reads titles will be selected on themes that represent a diverse range of voices and viewpoints. Group facilitators will seek to offer both nonfiction and fiction books that pair together on the series theme. By applying the sociological concept of intersectionality, we will also explore the interconnected nature of key issues such as race, class, and gender. We will discuss how these characterizations overlap and contribute to systems of discrimination and privilege. Participants will be encouraged to reflect upon their own experiences and find ways to take action that moves beyond group discussion. 

WHEN DOES THE GROUP MEET?

The winter series of EBR will focus on the theme of Race in America.

Book discussions will take place at 7 pm on:

  • Thursday, January 21 - How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (nonfiction)
  • Thursday, March 4 - Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (fiction)
  • Thursday, April 15 - So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (nonfiction)

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE BOOK SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America. 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. [From the publisher].

Below, author Ijeoma Oluo joined Rebecca Carroll for a live taping of her podcast pilot "Black Folks" at The Greene Space at WNYC. This video is a snippet of their conversation about why she wrote the book.

I WANT TO JOIN. HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration is now closed for this season. Join us later in the year for Season 2.

BOOK AVAILABILITY

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook through OverDrive and on hoopla
Request a print copy, book on CD or Large Print edition from our Library Catalog
Available for purchase in-store or online through Ink Fish Books

This book group is facilitated by librarians from Barrington Public Library and bookstore owner Lisa Valentino of Ink Fish Books in Warren.

Event Location: 
Virtual
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