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Tikkun Olam Book Club
November 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
“To refuse to listen to someone’s cries for justice and equality until the request comes in a language you feel comfortable with, is a way of asserting your dominance over them.” Ijeoma Oluo
Ijeoma Oluo’s book is a comprehensive conversation guide on racism. The book raises questions and provides talking points and counter-arguments, for both people of colour and others, on systemic racism. Oluo asserts that no matter how well-intentioned we might be as individuals, our complacency with racist systems makes us all complicit. The author shares how we can leverage our privilege to take specific actions against systemic racism — in our neighbourhoods, communities, schools, workplaces, and in our local governments.
Facilitators: Avril Orloff and Michal Fox.
- The audiobook is downloadable from the Burnaby Public Library (limited copies available) and the VPL (unlimited copies available).
- The ebook is downloadable from the Burnaby Public Library and the VPL (limited copies available).
- Hard copies are available, in addition to all public libraries, wherever books are sold, for example at fine local indie booksellers Pulp Fiction or Massy Books. Pulp Fiction offers a discounted list price of $20.69 (regular $22.99) and also offers a 30% discount off regular price for quantities of 10 or more.
Or Shalom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 880 4954 1684