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Virtual Speaker Series Features Bestselling Author, Antiracist Activist Ibram X. Kendi

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Ibram X. Kendi is an American author, professor, anti-racist activist and historian of race and discriminatory policy in America. 

Last year, he was named the recipient of Boston University’s Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in the Humanities and is the founding director of BU’s Center for Antiracist Research. He is also a contributing writer at The Atlantic, a CBS News racial justice contributor, and the 2020-21 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. 

He has authored many books, including three New York Times bestsellers and was named the youngest winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. TIME named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020. 

He was a UAlbany assistant professor from 2012 to 2015.


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Moderated by Alfredo Medina Jr.

Alfredo Medina Jr., associate director of UAlbany’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and executive director of the Office for Public Engagement, is moderating the event. It will include a Q&A with attendees. 

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