An Independent School • Grades 5-12

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The 2020–2021 Virtual Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series ends May 18 at 6 p.m. with renowned local author and speaker Ijeoma Oluo. Oluo will talk about topics from her book, “So You Want to Talk About Race” via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. RSVP here for the event.

Ijeoma Oluo is a writer, speaker, and self-described internet yeller. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “So You Want to Talk About Race” and most recently, “Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America.” Her work on race has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among many other publications. Oluo was named to the 2021 TIME 100 Next list and has twice been named to the Root 100. She received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award and the 2020 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Sixteen independent schools have joined together to present the 2020–2021 Virtual Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series. The hope is to further our communities’ educational experiences by offering access to learning from national speakers during online events. Previous speakers included Tiq Milan, Joy DeGruy, Farzana Nayani, and Chris Crass.

Please RSVP for the Ijeoma Oluo talk “So You Want to Talk About Race” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18.

Learn more about Lakeside’s work in diversity, equity, and inclusion on our DEI webpage. Learn about the current initiative, Our Work Together, and review the initiative dashboard at