SRC Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race

Take part in a Summer Reading Club discussion about Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race with co-facilitator Kadin Burnett.

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment, Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the 'N' word. 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 is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity.

Register for this virtual meeting to receive background information in advance of the event.

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  • Step 1: Register for this virtual book club meeting.
  • Step 2: Send us an email to info@nvdpl.ca requesting a “book club copy of this title”. Please include your name, email, phone #, library card, and your preferred format (physical book, ebook, or e-audiobook).

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Ready to move on to the next Adult Summer Reading Club book? Check out the full listing here.

About Kadin

Kadin Burnett, born and raised in North Vancouver, is a writer for Women’s Media Center affiliate the FBomb, writer on from15th.com, high school advisor and basketball coach. He obtained a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. His father, originally from Pittsburgh, lived through the Civil Rights era in the United States, and his mother is a first generation Italian-Canadian.


Photo of Kadin Burnett with a baby Bernese Mountain Dog




Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


  • Adults