Keynote speaker -- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Stop into this free event presented by Iowa State University's Lectures Program and supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation:
Join us for our celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Legacy Convocation. This year the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote will feature Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, the author of the best-selling books: How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Dr. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. Dr. Kendi is the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C. He is one of America's foremost historians and leading antiracist voices.
- Multicultural Student Affairs
- Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)
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