A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Open to the public

Join The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the 2023 A. Wade Smith and Elsie Moore Memorial Lecture on Race Relations: A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi. 

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor.  

Kendi is the author of many highly acclaimed books including "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest author to win that award. He had also produced five #1 New York Times bestsellers, including "How to Be an Antiracist"; "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and "Antiracist Baby," illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. He was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Genius Grant. His latest two books were the instant New York Times bestsellers, "How to Raise an Antiracist" and the picture book, "Goodnight Racism."

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. The Clear Bag Policy will be strictly enforced and all bags are subject to search prior to entering the venue.

Event contact

Aida Lyon

Thursday, April 13, 2023


7:00 pm8:00 pm (MST)


Student Pavilion, Senita Ballroom