Organizational psychologist and racial justice advocate Edwin J. Nichols will give a community talk on equity issues and racial relations from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Central Library, Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m.

Nichols will talk about his pioneering work on racial relations, including a deeper dive into how communities can address pressing equity issues like the school-to-prison pipeline and other forms of institutional racism. The talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Nichols is known for creating cultural lenses that help to reframe how people from different cultural backgrounds can do meaningful work together for equity and inclusion. Nichols is a groundbreaking clinical psychologist specializing in the philosophical aspects of cultural difference.