Wilkes University

You're Invited to a Free Ibram X. Kendi Talk and Follow-Up Discussion

You're invited to join CODIE in an opportunity for personal and communal growth about how to be an antiracist. One of the leading academic and public voices on combating racism, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, will participate in a virtual discussion of his book "How to Be an Antiracist" with Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, President of Prince George’s Community College. The discussion will be live-streamed free from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 20.

CODIE has wanted to bring Dr. Kendi to Wilkes for several years, but his speaker fees are too high for our budget, so we're encouraging active participation by inviting the Wilkes community to join us to view Kendi's presentation. 

We also invite you to continue the conversation. Please debrief with us in a Zoom session at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, to share responses, ask questions, and think about ways to put Kendi's ideas into action on campus.


  • Register for Dr. Kendi's book discussion here.
For more information, contact Dr. Helen Davis or Erica Acosta. We hope that you will join us.

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IBRAM X. KENDI is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributor writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He will become the 2020-21 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Kendi is the author of THE BLACK CAMPUS MOVEMENT, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS IN AMERICA, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016. His third book, HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACISTwas a #1 New York Times Bestseller and made several Best Books of 2019 lists. His much anticipated fourth book with Jason Reynolds, STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU, is also a #1 New York Times Bestseller. His first board book, ANTIRACIST BABY, was recently published and was a #1 Indie Bestseller. Kendi has published fourteen academic essays in books and academic journals.