Racial Equity Speaker Series: Ibram Kendi

Please join the UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Wednesday, April 21, 5:00-6:00pm for a session of the Racial Equity Speaker Series, featuring Dean Nicole Jenkins and Dean Ian Solomon in conversation with Ibram X. Kendi.

Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. His relentless and passionate research puts into question the notion of a post-racial society and opens readers’ and audiences’ eyes to the reality of racism in America today. Kendi’s lectures are sharp, informative, and hopeful, serving as a strong platform for any institution’s discussions on racism and being antiracist.

Kendi is the author of Stamped from the Begining: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize. He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a young adult remix of Stamped from the Beginning, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. He most recently authored the #1 Indie bestseller, Antiracist Baby, available as a board book and picture book for caretakers and little ones.

Event Partners:
100 Black Men of Central Virginia | 100 Black Women of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Area | Black Faculty & Staff Employee Resource Group | Black Student Alliance | Center for Teaching Excellence | Charlottesville City Schools | Darden School of Business | Diversity Council | McIntire Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Multicultural Student Services | Office of African American Affairs | School of Education and Human Development | School of Nursing | UVA Library | UVA School of Law | UVA Wise Office of Compliance and Inclusion

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