Tucson Festival of Books

Race Against Racism


"Democracy in Color" is the theme of a podcast by Steve Phillips. The struggle for equality is also central in "They Call Me George Floyd" by Efren Olivares and Toluse Olorunnipa. Today, the three authors will discuss the struggle for real racial equality in the United States. Will we ever be true to our own Pledge of Allegiance, which promises "liberty and justice for all?"


Panelists
Efrén Olivares

Efrén C. Olivares is the Deputy Legal Director of the Immigrant Justice Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was the lead lawyer in a successful landmark petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of families separated under the Zero Tolerance policy....

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Toluse Olorunnipa

Toluse "Tolu" Olorunnipa is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, and the co-author of "His Name is George Floyd." Covering three presidents, he has reported from five continents with the president's press corps....

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Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips is a national political leader, bestselling author, and columnist. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller "Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority" and his current book "How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good" has been lauded as a "rousing call for change....

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Books:
How We Win the Civil War
How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority
Steve Phillips
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
New Press
January 2022
ISBN 9781620976760
384 pages

His Name Is George Floyd
One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Toluse Olorunnipa
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
May 2022
ISBN 9780593490617
432 pages

My Boy Will Die of Sorrow
A Memoir of Immigration from the Front Lines
Efrén Olivares
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Hachette Books
January 2022
ISBN 9780306847288
320 pages