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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will be the keynote speaker the chancellor’s anti-racism symposium

October 6th and 7th is the Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice Research Symposium, part of a “commitment by our university to put the need to address systemic racism and generationally embedded racial disparity into concrete action.”

On October 6th at 5:30 p.m. at Spurlock Museum, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will be a part of the keynote conversation, moderated by Vice Chancellor Sean C. Garrick.

Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and is the National Book Award winner for his book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. 

You can register for the event, and offer a question for consideration, by filling out this form.

Find more information about the symposium, and the full scope of antiracim initiatives at U of I, at the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website.

Top photo from Ibram X. Kendi’s website.

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