Ijeoma Oluo with Megan Rapinoe

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ijeoma Oluo’s new book, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. Ijeoma Oluo will be in conversation with two-time World Cup champion and social activist Megan Rapinoe about the dangerous legacy of white male supremacy, and how we begin to dismantle it. This virtual event will be presented by Hachette Books, LANGSTON and the Elliott Bay Book Company and hosted on CROWDCAST. Links will be distributed before the event. 

Tickets ($33) include a copy of Ijeoma's book, Mediocre OR a copy of Megan Rapinoe's book, One Life. Books will be mailed to ticket buyers via USPS Media Mail. (Books may be mailed outside the Continental U.S. for an additional charge) A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our event co-producer, Langston Performing Arts Institute.

About the panelists:

Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race and the forthcoming Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. Her work on race has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among many others. She has twice been named to the Root 100, and 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.

Two-time World Cup Champion and co-captain of the US Women’s National Team, Megan Rapinoe is a fan favorite and one of the team’s most technical players. A vocal leader on and off the pitch, Megan helped lead the USWNT to the 2019 Women’s World Cup Championship scoring some of the biggest goals of the tournament. Megan took home the tournament’s two top honors – the Golden Boot for top scorer, and the Golden Ball for the best player in the tournament. Megan is an advocate for equality for all and lends her voice to fight for social justice across all spectrums.

LANGSTON is dedicated to cultivating and showcasing Black brilliance in our community.


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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America By Ijeoma Oluo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580059510
Availability: Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580058827
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

One Life By Megan Rapinoe, Emma Brockes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984881168
Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:30pm
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