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LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual)

2021-04-28 11:00:00 2021-04-28 12:00:00 America/Chicago LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual) Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo Virtual Program

Wednesday, April 28
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-28 11:00:00 2021-04-28 12:00:00 America/Chicago LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual) Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo Virtual Program

Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo

We will be discussing Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo. From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?

Through the last 150 years of American history -- from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics -- Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism. (From the publisher)

Find a copy of the book here. You can also find the ebook and eaudiobook on Digital Library of Illinois or through the Libby app on your device. 

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter.

Please email community@wilmettelibrary.info with any questions about how to access the program via Zoom.

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Wilmette Public Library

Phone: 847-256-5025

Hours
Mon, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
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Sat, Apr 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
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From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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