Occidental’s Community Book Program | President Elam and Heather McGhee in Conversation

Join Occidental College President Harry J. Elam, Jr. in conversation with Heather McGhee, author of New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.

 


Aug2
2:00 pm
2021-08-02 14:00:00 2021-08-02 14:00:00 Occidental’s Community Book Program | President Elam and Heather McGhee in Conversation

Join Occidental College President Harry J. Elam, Jr. in conversation with Heather McGhee, author of New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, on Monday, August 2, at 2 p.m. PDT as part of Oxy's Community Book Program. The theme for this year is “Oxy Reads Together.”

Published in February to rave reviews, The Sum of Us has reached Number 2 on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction chart. In the book, McGhee argues forcefully that racism hurts everybody and that the way forward is by building multi-racial collaborations and coalitions, resulting in a “solidarity dividend.” McGhee is an expert in economic and social policy and is the former president of the inequality-focused think tank Demos. McGhee has drafted legislation, testified before Congress and contributed regularly to news shows such as NBC’s Meet the Press. She currently chairs the board of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. McGhee holds a B.A. in American studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law.

The Community Book Program promotes the mission of the College by empowering students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and other members of the broader Oxy community to experience the joy of reading and learning together.

Registration for the event is required. Registration is now closed. Please contact Allie Gordon at agordon2@oxy.edu regarding access to the recording.

We will be collecting questions for the author in advance, using this form. Questions must be submitted by Friday, July 30.

The College will purchase an e-book for each student wishing to participate. The book is required Core Program Summer Reading for first-years. Students can contact communitybook@oxy.edu for more information. 

 

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Event Date: Monday, August 2, 2021

Join Occidental College President Harry J. Elam, Jr. in conversation with Heather McGhee, author of New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, on Monday, August 2, at 2 p.m. PDT as part of Oxy's Community Book Program. The theme for this year is “Oxy Reads Together.”

Published in February to rave reviews, The Sum of Us has reached Number 2 on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction chart. In the book, McGhee argues forcefully that racism hurts everybody and that the way forward is by building multi-racial collaborations and coalitions, resulting in a “solidarity dividend.” McGhee is an expert in economic and social policy and is the former president of the inequality-focused think tank Demos. McGhee has drafted legislation, testified before Congress and contributed regularly to news shows such as NBC’s Meet the Press. She currently chairs the board of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. McGhee holds a B.A. in American studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law.

The Community Book Program promotes the mission of the College by empowering students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and other members of the broader Oxy community to experience the joy of reading and learning together.

Registration for the event is required. Registration is now closed. Please contact Allie Gordon at agordon2@oxy.edu regarding access to the recording.

We will be collecting questions for the author in advance, using this form. Questions must be submitted by Friday, July 30.

The College will purchase an e-book for each student wishing to participate. The book is required Core Program Summer Reading for first-years. Students can contact communitybook@oxy.edu for more information. 

 

Image of the cover of the book and the author Heather McGhee