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W. Kamau Bell & Kate Schatz in Conversation With Megan Rapinoe

July 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

View Venue Website, 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209 + Google Map

W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz’s Do the Work! (Workman) is a hands-on workbook for anyone overwhelmed by racial injustice, who feels shocked by all the American histories they never learned, and who keeps asking the question “what can I DOOOOOO?!” Packed with humorous, thought-provoking activities — all are rooted in history and contemporary social justice concepts — Bell and Schatz’s new book helps readers move from “What can I do?” to… you know… actually doing the work. Revelatory and thought-provoking, their highly illustrated, highly informative interactive workbook gives readers a unique, hands-on understanding of systemic racism — and how we can dismantle it. Packed with activities, games, illustrations, comics, and eye-opening conversation, Do the Work! challenges readers to think critically and act effectively. Try the “Separate but Not Equal” crossword puzzle. Play “Bootstrapping, the Game” to understand the myth of meritocracy. Test your knowledge of racist laws by playing “Jim Crow or Jim Faux?” Bell and Schatz will be joined in conversation by Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist, two-time Women’s World Cup champion, and author of One Life.

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