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The Liberation Soundtrack: "So You Want to Talk About Race" with CU Boulder

The Liberation Soundtrack: "So You Want to Talk About Race" with CU Boulder Online

The Liberation Soundtrack is a crossover of art and dialogue around the book “So You Want to Talk About Race”. Students from CU Boulder will pull out themes in Ijeoma Oluo's critically acclaimed work to reorient us to forward-thinking, resistance, and reclamation of space in our socially turbulent times.

Scroll down to register and learn more about CU students Audrea Fryar, Karia White, and Shawn Trenell O'Neal. Access the many formats of the "So You Want to Talk About Race" in our collections here.

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

Thursday, Oct 29 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
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Audrea Fryar is currently a senior in her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Political Science and Sociology. She is a fourth-year member on the CU Women's Rugby Team. She is also a student leader on campus and currently serves as the director for the Department of Diversity and Inclusion within CU’s Student Government. Audrea is a first-generation high school graduate and first-generation college student. Her personal experience has fueled her passion to dismantle systems of educational inequality. Audrea hopes to reshape the realities of BIPOC students at CU and create a safe space for these students to achieve educational success.

Karia White is an organizer and activist, from New Jersey, and is based out of the Boulder and Denver, Colorado area. She is one of seven children and is affectionately dubbed “moo-moo”, “little Angela Davis” and “ladybug” by her family. Her cultivated family is much bigger, and she is constantly adding siblings to her circle. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder double majoring in International Affairs and Ethnic Studies, as well as pursuing two minors in French and Political Science. Her form of activism in the community critically engages with how community building and social justice work overlap in meaningful historical, and contemporary ways. She is passionate about breaking the traditional ways of thinking of education and working towards a radical transformative curriculum that allows for all individuals to feel like they have a place and space to actualize their greater potential in education. She is also a poet/writer/spoken word artist and is in constant dialogue with how we bridge the worlds deemed as separate, together to create a more cohesive community. 

Shawn Trenell O’Neal is currently a Doctoral Candidate and Teacher’s Assistant in the Theoretical/Comparative Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. His various emphases of study are race, critical race theory, musicology, women of color feminisms, blackqueer studies, and queer of color critique. He has previously taught African American history, Global Media, Intro. to Ethnic Studies, Intro. to Hip Hop Studies, and Critical Sports Studies. His present focus of writing consists of the challenging and interrogation of Eurocentric epistemologies, as well as analyzing the racialization, sexualization, and gendering of sound, music, and performance in a social science theory he deems Audio Intersectionality.

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 acting 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. 

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