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Please note: masks are encouraged but not required at this event.

Ijeoma Oluo is one of the most influential writers in North America, an incisive thinker and social critic.

Oluo’s viral posts on social media and #1 New York Times bestselling books—including So You Want To Talk About Race and Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America—offer a vital guide for how to talk about important issues of race and racism in society.

In this exclusive Canadian debut, Oluo takes the Hot Docs stage to discuss her eagerly anticipated new book, Be A Revolution: How Everyday People are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World—and How You Can, Too.

An eye-opening and galvanizing look at the current state of anti-racist activism, the book offers fascinating examples of people across society working to create real positive change in our structures, forging the conditions for intersectional racial equity in powerful systems like education, media, labor, health, housing, policing and more.

Both educational and deeply inspiring, taking our conversations on race and racism out of a place of pain and trauma and into a place of loving action, Be A Revolution is an essential book for these times: An urgent chronicle of this important moment in history as well as an inspiring and restorative call for action.


Moderated by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, the host of CBC Radio's daily arts, pop culture and entertainment show COMMOTION.

There will be a book signing after the event.

Presented in partnership with HarperCollins Canada.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10) | Under 25? Get your FREE Bronze membership 

Be A Revolution: How Everyday People are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World—and How You Can, Too will be available for purchase at the event through our partners at A Different Booklist.

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