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March 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ijoema Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and Internet Yeller, who is the author of the New York Times best-sellers So You want to Talk about Race (2018) and Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power (2020). Oluo’s work focuses primarily on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and the personal essay. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and the Guardian, among other outlets. She was named one of The Roots 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017 and was awarded the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award. This presentation is co-hosted by the MLK Program and the Common Reading Program as a keynote event, with sponsorship from many units across the WSU system. This talk is restricted to the WSU community and will login be password protected.


March 29, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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