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So You Want to Talk About Race

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 15 Iyyar 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOn Zoom

Load image into Gallery viewer, So You Want to Talk About RaceJoy Wright, Principal of King Philip Middle School, will facilitate a discussion of the New York Times bestseller, So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. This is a continuation of Beth El Temple's conversation series about antiracism and unconscious bias.


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“Oluo gives us — both white people and people of color — that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases.” — National Book Review

“Generous and empathetic, yet usefully blunt... it’s for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race and engage in more productive anti-racist action.” — Salon



"So You Want to Talk About Race is warm and foundational enough for people beginning their journey to understanding racism in America, and thought-provoking and challenging enough for people who believe themselves to be well-versed on the subject. In short, it's for everyone. Ijeoma's voice cuts through all the noise and stays with you." — Emily V. Gordon, co-writer of The Big Sick and author of Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero


To get the most out of this discussion, you'll want to read the book ahead of time. Click here to order the book on Amazon Smile. It's the same cost to you, but Beth El Temple receives a small donation from the purchase! You can also check our local libraries by clicking here.

For more information, including a reading guide and introduction, click here.

Wright was named "Middle School Principal of the Year" for 2020 by the Connecticut Association of Schools, and Beth El Temple is excited to welcome her for this meaningful conversation.

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