What is Revolutionary Reads?
Revolutionary Reads is an annual community reading and event series from Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries to engage readers, spark dialogue, and inspire ideas that just might change the world.
The 2020 guest speaker: Ijeoma Oluo
UPDATE 3/12/2020: As part of FVRL's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have canceled Ijeoma Oluo's April 7 author visit and simulcasts. We hope to reschedule this event later in the year.
Washington State Center for the Book calls So You Want to Talk About Race "an important work that powerfully illustrates the need to honestly face the lasting, living damage of racism in the United States. With great clarity and empathy, Oluo includes autobiographical and historical scenarios to illustrate cause, effect, and how to move forward. While both young and old need to have the conversation, readers also learn how such conversations can harm people of color when misused for denial or self-justification."
Revolutionary Reads is made possible through the generous support of Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation and branches’ Friends of the Library groups.