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A Conversation With Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

A Conversation With Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of How To Be An Antiracist, as he talks about antiracism being transformative and answer questions from participants.

Dr. Mark C. Hopson, professor in the School of Communication and Senior Director of Ethnic Studies Programs at Chapman University, will facilitate this conversation.

About Dr. Kendi

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

Dr. 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 ever winner of that award. He had also produced five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored by Jason Reynolds.

About Dr. Hopson

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Dr. Mark C. Hopson is a professor in the School of Communication at Chapman University. Dr. Hopson also serves as Senior Director of Ethnic Studies Programs. He earned a PhD in Intercultural Communication from Ohio University, and B.A. and M.A. degrees in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University. Dr. Hopson is the author of Communicating Interculturally: Theory, Themes, and Practice for Societal Wellbeing and Reimagining Black Masculinities: Race, Gender, and Public Space.

Prior to joining Chapman, Dr. Hopson held a faculty position and served as Director of African and African American Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.


This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to this event. This event will not be recorded.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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