June 25, 2020
Free Virtual Event: "How to Be an Antiracist" with Award-Winning Scholar Ibram X. Kendi
By: Sharon Muza, BS, LCCE, FACCE, CD/BDT(DONA), CLE | 1 Comments
There is a unique, free opportunity to listen to and learn from Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s most remarkable and leading historians and a strong Black voice helping to guide America toward becoming antiracist. Kendi is the author of many books that have topped The New York Times bestseller list, as well as the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center formerly at American University in Washington, DC., and relocated to the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research in early 2020.
Kendi will be discussing his 2019 book “How to Be an Antiracist” in a free one-hour live stream with Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. Dr. Dukes is the first African-American woman to serve as president of the College and has 30 years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education.
Jeffrey C. Steward reviewed Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist” for The New York Times and stated:
"Kendi is on a mission to push those of us who believe we are not racists to become something else: antiracists, who support ideas and policies affirming that “the racial groups are equals in all their apparent differences — that there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group.” For Kendi, the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, there are no nonracists; there are only racists — people who allow racist ideas to proliferate without opposition — and antiracists, those who expose and eradicate such ideas wherever they encounter them."
All of Kendi’s books, including the one being discussed in this free streaming event, are powerful, critical reads for people working to become antiracist. Racism is a public health issue and as perinatal professionals, it is our responsibility to actively work to change this.
Please join thousands of other attendees during this exciting event to learn from a wise and insightful leader who has done so much to help move the needle forward on our efforts to become an antiracist society. You can register for the free July 20, 2020, 7 PM EST event from this Eventbrite page.
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