What does it mean to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion in our commitment to foster health and well-being? The Covid-19 pandemic and our nation’s collective awareness and visibility of systemic and historical racial injustices have put a renewed spotlight on the embedded and insidious impacts of racism. Ijeoma shared what it takes to be real and have honest conversations about race and racism in our every-day lives, what to look for in systems where you work, live and play, and what it takes to engage in more productive anti-racist action.
Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker and Internet Yeller. Her work on social issues such as race and gender has been published in The Guardian, The Stranger, Washington Post, ELLE Magazine, New York Times, NBC News and more. Her #1 NYT bestselling first book, So You Want To Talk About Race, was released January 2018 with Seal Press. Ijeoma was named one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017 & 2018, and is the recipient of the Feminist Humanist Award 2018 by the American Humanist Association, the Media Justice Award by the Gender Justice League, and the 2018 Aubrey Davis Visionary Leadership Award by the Equal Opportunity Institute.
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