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Women's Center 50th Anniversary Keynote Address

Watch the WC 50th Anniversary Keynote

Ijeoma Oluo
Ijeoma Oluo
So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
So you want to talk about race

About our Keynote Speaker

Ijeoma Oluo (ee-joh-mah oh-loo-oh)  is a writer, speaker, and internet yeller. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "So You Want to Talk About Race" and most recently, "Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America". Her work on race has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among many other publications. She was named to the 2021 TIME 100 Next list and has twice been named to the Root 100. She received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award and the 2020 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. Oluo lives in Seattle, Washington.

Oluo gave the keynote address in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Center at the University of Idaho’s ICCU Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at 7 p.m.

The University of Idaho has also chosen "So You Want to Talk About Race" as its Common Read for 2022-23. Now in its 15th year, the Common Read is designed to engage the university and Moscow community in a unified intellectual activity. First-year students will be assigned to read the book as part of their first-year studies courses and in the first-year writing composition sequence, all part of the General Education program. Copies of "So You Want to Talk About Race" are available through the VandalStore and BookPeople of Moscow.

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