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A Deeper Dive into Examining Questions from "So You Want to Talk About Race" with Nikki McCord

A Deeper Dive into Examining Questions from "So You Want to Talk About Race" with Nikki McCord Online

Examine questions Ijeoma Oluo poses to readers in "So You Want to Talk About Race" about direct actions they can take to learn more about the impacts of racism, facilitated by Nikki McCord. Participants will engage in activities that will explore their own privilege and power, provide real-world applications, and empower them to graduate from listening to acting.

All are welcome to join this online event. You can access the many formats of the book in our collections here and the book discussion guide here.

If you cannot attend this live event, a recording will be available afterwards on the library's YouTube channel. #OneBookOneBoulder #soyouwanttotalkaboutrace

Tuesday, Oct 27 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
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Nikki Rashada McCord
Nikki Rashada McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group. Ms. McCord has been in the governmental affairs, business consulting, and board development fields for over a decade. She has had a notable career in the legislative field which began as the Senior Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs at Scofes & Associates Consulting, Inc. This powerful governmental affairs firm specialized in representing Fortune 500 companies in Michigan and Illinois. She was then asked by former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, to join her legislative team as the Legislative Advisor for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Most recently, Ms. McCord has worked on educational and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly, bringing her expertise and proven lobbying style to the West. She has consulted with organizations looking to implement organizational change from board of director engagement to recruitment of minority employees and board directors that is culturally competent and supportive.


Ms. McCord earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame where she also obtained a minor in Latin. She received her Masters of Public Policy at Michigan State University.

Nikki is a public speaker, educating audiences about board governance and board diversity. She has been a speaker at the following conferences: BevNet, ExpoWest, Alliance Management Institute, GlobalMindED, and the Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute.

Ms. McCord’s civic and professional board participation includes the Boulder Housing Partners Board, the Community Affairs Council of the Boulder Chamber, and the Boulder Philharmonic. Ms. McCord is the past President of the Notre Dame Club of Denver and she is the Diversity Council Region West Director for the University of Notre Dame. She has been named a Boulder ‘Young Pro to Know’ by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.


One Book, One Boulder Begins

Boulder Public Library and the Boulder Library Foundation are proud to announce the launch of One Book One Boulder: Read, Engage, Grow. This new program aims to bring Boulder together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. One Book One Boulder 2020 programs offer support for community members in learning, reflecting and engaging on the important topic of racial equity in the City of Boulder and beyond.

Participate in a variety of events, including book discussion groups, workshops, performances and storytimes. Access the many formats of "So, You Want to Talk About Race" in our collections here.

Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. All of our online events are an extension of library services; library conduct and policies apply in our online space. Tips on internet safety and privacy.