“We know how to be racist. We know how to pretend to be not racist. Now let’s know how to be antiracist.” – Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Historian and antiracist scholar Ibram X. Kendi will join an online event at Mitchell Hamline on February 15 at 5 pm CST to discuss his work in antiracism scholarship. His presentation is titled “How To Be An Antiracist Law School and Legal Profession.”
Kendi is the author of six award-winning and bestselling books, including “How to be an Antiracist.” His latest work, which he co-edited, is “Four Hundred Souls,” a history of African Americans as told through the contributions of 90 leading Black voices. That book will be released in early February.
“We’re honored to be welcoming Professor Kendi to Mitchell Hamline,” said President and Dean Anthony Niedwiecki. “His groundbreaking work is helping change the narrative in the efforts to undo the lasting legacies of slavery and white supremacy.
“It’s not enough to be committed to diversity and equity. We also must be actively antiracist.”
Kendi is founding director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. He was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019.
The February 15 event, sponsored by Mitchell Hamline School of Law, the Intellectual Property Institute at Mitchell Hamline, and the firm Contreras & Metelska, is open to all Mitchell Hamline students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
There will be opportunities to submit questions in advance and also during the program.
The program is free. For more information, and to register, click here.