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Visiting Writers Series: Ijeoma Oluo

  • Presented By: NYS Writers Institute Location: UAlbany Uptown Campus 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, 12222 Albany, 12222
  • Dates: September 26, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the New York Times bestseller, So You Want to Talk About Race (paperback 2019), a frank how-to manual for engaging in conversation about one of the most sensitive issues of our time. 

    The Salon reviewer praised Olou's work, "It’s for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race.” Named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, Oluo has written about race, economics, feminism and social justice for TIME, The Washington Post, Elle, and The Guardian. 

    This program is being presented in honor of the 50th Anniversary of UAlbany’s Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), celebrating a half century of providing opportunity for academic achievement and personal advancement among the economically and educationally disadvantaged. 

    Presented in conjunction with the 400 Years of Inequality Commemoration, part of a national observance of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America in 1619 at Jamestown, with support provided by the Diversity Transformation Fund through UAlbany’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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