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Ibram X. Kendi

Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Boston University

Plenary Lecture—Wednesday, November 18

How To Be an Antiracist: A Conversation With Ibram X. Kendi 

This conversation will touch on the importance of civic engagement in fighting for racial justice, how to promote policies that support equity, and why hope is central to the antiracist movement. It will be moderated by CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey and CSWE Board Chair Saundra Starks.

About Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His next book, Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action, will be released in October.

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Books for Purchase

Antiracist Baby Book Cover How to Be an Antiracist Book Cover