Sonali Kolhatkar in Conversation With Ruby Joy White

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Mon, 08/07/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Join us on a remote broadcast, live on the Pearl Room at Powell's City of Books, with celebrated journalist Sonali Kolhatar (from the hit syndicated show Rising Up With Sonali), where she will be expanding on her latest book, Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice.


While people of color are fast becoming the majority population in the United States, the perspectives of white America still dominate the vast majority of the media created and consumed every day. Media makers of color, long shut out of the decision-making process, are rising up to advance a set of different narratives, offering stories and perspectives to counter the racism and disinformation that have long dominated America’s political and cultural landscape. In the book Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice (City Lights), award-winning journalist Sonali Kolhatkar delivers a guide to racial justice narrative-setting. With a focus on shifting perspectives in news media, entertainment, and individual discourse, she highlights the writers, creators, educators, and influencers who are successfully building a culture of affirmation and inclusion. Kolhatkar will be joined in conversation by cultural worker, sociologist, and creative Ruby Joy White.


Only on KBOO 90.7FM Portland - Just press play below to enjoy an incisive and exceedingly relevant conversation with one of the most active and successful journalists on the field, Sonali Kolhatkar.



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