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Naomi Ishisaka

Asst. Managing Editor & Social Justice Columnist, Seattle Times

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Naomi Ishisaka is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. She is the Assistant Managing Editor for Diversity, Inclusion and Staff Development and the Social Justice Columnist for The Seattle Times. She is a journalist and photographer who focuses on racial equity and social justice. In 2020, she was awarded first place in the Best in the West competition for Special Topics Column Writing for her work in The Seattle Times and in 2021 she won second place for social justice columns from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Her writing and photography have appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, City Arts, ColorsNW Magazine, Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald and other publications.

When: 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 

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

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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

 

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Featuring: Ijeoma Oluo, Naomi Ishisaka

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