Social Justice Book Club & Author Talk with Ijeoma Oluo

03/26/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

The UK Center for Equality and Social Justice, in collaboration with the Martin Luther King Center and the Department of African American & Africana Studies is pleased to host the author of “So You Want to Talk About Race,” Ijeoma Oluo, for two campus events March 26th, 2019.


In her New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans. (


Oluo will join us on campus for the following two events:


Social Justice Book Club Meeting, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Martin Luther King Center, Suite A230 in the Gatton Student Center

Ijeoma Oluo will lead an informal discussion, over pizza, about her book, “So You Want to Talk About Race.” Free copies of her book will be available for pick-up at the CESJ offices (351 POT) and the MLK Center (Student Center Room A230) beginning January 30th, 2019.



Talking About Race–A Book Talk and Discussion with Ijeoma Oluo, 3:00 – 4:00 PM The Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Join Ijeoma Oluo for a presentation and discussion of the themes of her book, and the importance of talking about race on campus and beyond.