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An SIS Event: A Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo

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SIS professor Malini Ranganathan will moderate a conversation with author Ijeoma Oluo about race, identity, social justice, and more.

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Racism is not only an American problem. Systems of racism exist around the world. Hear from Ijeoma Oluo, author of The New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race? and self-proclaimed "internet yeller," as she speaks with Malini Ranganathan, SIS professor and interim faculty director of AU's Antiracist Research and Policy Center. Their discussion will cover global issues of race, identity, and social justice.

While racism continues to persist, Oluo inspires us and gives us hope for the future, writing, "Do not give up, do not rest, until the system of white supremacy is reduced to rubble. You may not see it in your lifetime, but your efforts will help ensure that many more of us will live long enough to do our part."

All registrants will receive an email with the Zoom webinar link.

This event is made possible through the generosity of Matthew Warshaw, SIS/BA ’94 and Cynthia Borges Warshaw, SIS/BA ’93.

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Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race and the forthcoming Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. Her work on race has been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among many others. She has twice been named to the Root 100, and 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.

Malini Ranganathan (moderator) is a professor at SIS and the interim faculty director of AU's Antiracist Research and Policy Center. Her research in urban geography in both the US and India focuses on climate and housing justice, water politics, and racial inequality. She is co-author of a recent study on the history of abolition and contemporary climate resilience in Washington, DC.

This event is co-sponsored by AU's Antiracist Research and Policy Center.

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