(Posted February 19, 2021)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. — A virtual Q&A with Professor Ibram X. Kendi, nationally-renowned author, activist, historian, and antiracism scholar, will be held from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. Space is limited for this event, and registration is by invitation only. 

This event is presented by The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, in cooperation with the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Juniata College. 

Professor Kendi is a National Book Award recipient and New York Times’ No. 1 best-selling author of seven books. He 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 Racial Justice Contributor. He is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. 

His 2019 book “How To Be An Antiracist” was described by The New York Times as “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.” The book’s central message is that the opposite of racist isn’t “not racist.” The true opposite of racist is antiracist. Kendi writes, “Denial is the heartbeat of racism.” Professor Kendi presents an insightful and powerful analysis of structural racism and “How to Be An Antiracist” is written to spark challenging and valuable conversations.

The Q&A will be moderated by Territa Poole, assistant professor of psychology, and Daniel Welliver, interim director of The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and professor of sociology. 

For more information about Kendi, visit www.prhspeakers.com.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.