Black History Month is coming to a close, but you still have time to celebrate and learn from Seattle-based writer Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 28, Oluo will be at the University of Puget Sound’s Wheelock Student Center (1500 N. Warner St.) to speak with students and community members about how to navigate conversations centered around race.
Oluo, who turned to writing in her mid-thirties after the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, was named one of Root’s Most Influential African Americans in 2017. Her writing has been featured in Jezebel, Medium, The Guardian, and The Stranger; her 2018 book So You Want to Talk About Race is a New York Times bestseller and was called “required reading” by the National Book Review.
The conversation on Thursday evening is free and open to the community.