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Race to Justice Virtual EventBestselling Author of How to Be an Antiracist
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Moderated by Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart, 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The New Negro (2020/2021 Lectures)
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"What do you do after you have written Stamped From the Beginning, an award-winning history of racist ideas?... If you're Ibram X. Kendi, you craft another stunner of a book… the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind." The New York Times
One of America's foremost historians and leading antiracist voices, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. His relentless and passionate research questions 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 racial discrimination. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the B.U. Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He will also become the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Race to Justice Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Patty & John MacFarlane, Sara Miller McCune, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation
UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners:
Department of Black Studies, Center for Black Studies Research, Division of Social Sciences, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences, Division of Student Affairs, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Graduate Division, Bren School for Environmental Science & Management, College of Creative Studies, College of Engineering, MultiCultural Center, The Carsey-Wolf Center, UCSB Reads, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Community Partners: Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli
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