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Ijeoma Oluo

Writer, Speaker, Internet Yeller

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Ijeoma Oluo is an virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. She is a writer, speaker and internet yeller. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race and most recently, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. Her work on race has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among many other publications. She was named to the 2021 TIME 100 Next list and has twice been named to the Root 100. She received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award and the 2020 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

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Scheduled Appearances

Social Justice

The Conversation About Race is Not Over

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 5:00pm

A fireside with one of Seattle's most influential voices in the efforts to reshape how we think, and talk, about race and equity. We'll discuss her experience with the rise of her #1 New York Times bestseller, So You Want to Talk About RaceWhile many say we need to move forward with a push to dismantle the structures of white supremacy, Oluo asks the question: Are we really? WATCH NOW

 

Featuring: Ijeoma Oluo, Naomi Ishisaka

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