One World Ideas x Action
One World’s mission has always been to find books for readers who want to rethink the past, understand the present, and imagine new futures. Ideas x Action is our virtual conversation series, taking One World’s mission into a new space at this crucial moment.


In 2014, Alicia Garza wrote a Facebook post that helped create a movement: “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter. Black lives matter.”
Join Alicia and One World editor-in-chief Chris Jackson as they discuss the importance of resistance and resilience, and why they ground their work in a vision of collective humanity.

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Inequality is a health crisis in America today. Join Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha in conversation with One World senior editor Nicole Counts as they discuss why antiracism and fighting for the most vulnerable is more urgent than ever during a time of confusion and fear. Ibram X. Kendi is author of the bestselling How to Be an Antiracist and the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racism in America. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is the crusading pediatrician whose research and advocacy helped bring the Flint water crisis to light, and author of What The Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.


Our second evening featured Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, writer, essayist, and author of The Undocumented Americans, a book praised by Selena Gomez, Eileen Myles, and The New York Times alike, and Quiara Alegría Hudes, a Tony Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright, and author of the forthcoming currently untitled memoir. They were in conversation with One World executive editor Elizabeth Méndez Berry about their work, and how art and storytelling can be forms of disruption, revelation, and nourishment in challenging times.


Our first evening featured Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of a number of bestselling books, including the modern classic Between the World and Me and, most recently, the #1 bestselling novel The Water Dancer, and Heather C. McGhee, former president of the Demos Foundation, one of our leading thinkers on economic and social policy, and author of the forthcoming book The Sum of Us. They were in conversation with One World editor-in-chief Chris Jackson about their work and this moment in our society; how we’ve gotten to here, what it means, and how we might start to think about the world we’ll make on the other side of it.