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IBRAM X. KENDI, author of How To Be An Antiracist

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September 2, 2020 / 7:00 pm EDT

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Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading anti-racist voices, and is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, How to Be an Antiracist. His book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016, making him the youngest-ever winner at the age of 34. Also, having served as professor at SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Albany, the University of Florida and American University, he was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019.

His other recognitions and awards include The Root’s 15th Most Influential African American between the ages of 25 and 45, the Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study and the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize for his book, The Black Campus Movement.

He is also a highly sought public speaker. Kendi has delivered hundreds of addresses over the years at colleges and universities, bookstores, festivals, conferences and other institutions around the world. Additionally, he’s commented on a series of international, national and local media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, PBS and more.

Currently, Kendi is founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, a contributing writer at The Atlantic, a CBS News correspondent and an avid New York Knicks fan.

Kendi will participate in a conversation moderated by John Gates. He will discuss the central themes of his work, including his definitions of “racism” and “anti-racism,” as well as the advice he gives for moving from goodness to action on issues of racial equity.

Register for the free event at the link below.


Moderated by John Gates
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and clinical professor in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University
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