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Social Justice Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race

August 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Each quarter, we’re hosting a 12-week book discussion group. These weekly conversations are designed to be drop-in and are open to OSU-Cascades students, staff and faculty as well as community members.

This summer, we’re reading Ijeoma Oluo’s “So You Want to Talk About Race.” Our meeting and reading schedule is below. Please register and join at any time, and contact Erin Rook with questions or requests for accommodations.

Summer Social Justice Book Club
(Most) Fridays at noon



June 19: Ch. 1 and 2 – “Is it really about race?” and “What is racism?”

June 26: Ch. 3 – “What if I talk about race wrong?”

July 3: No meeting

July 10: Ch. 4 and 5 – “Why am I always being told to ‘check my privilege’?” and “What is intersectionality and why do I need it?”

July 24: Ch. 6 – “Is police brutality really about race?”

July 31: Ch. 7 and 8 – “How can I talk about affirmative action?” and “What is the school-to-prison pipeline?”

Aug. 7: Ch. 9 and 10 – “Why can’t I say the ‘N’ word?” and “What is cultural appropriation?”

Aug. 14: Ch. 11 and 12 – “Why can’t I touch your hair?” and “What are microaggressions?”

Aug. 21: Ch. 13 and 14 – “Why are our students so angry?” “What is the model minority myth?”

Aug. 28: Ch. 15 and 16 – “But what if I hate Al Sharpton?” and “I just got called a racist, what do I do now?”

Sept. 4: Ch. 17 – “Talking is great, but what else can I do?”