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Author to discuss ‘How To Be an Antiracist’
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Ibram X. Kendi

A writer who has tackled the hard topic of racism will speak on “How to Be an Antiracist” at 4 p.m. Nov. 15 in Room 2000 of Western Michigan University’s Schneider Hall.

Ibram X. Kendi, the author of an acclaimed new book with that title and a professor of history and international relations, is the founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, in Washington, D.C. He is also 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. This year, Kendi was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

His presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Freedom Speakers Series of WMU’s Center for the Humanities. For more information, visit wmich.edu/humanities.