Professor Ibram X. Kendi will present his new book How To Be An Antiracist at a special conversation and book signing event on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Cinema505, located at 505 Bloomfield Ave in downtown Montclair. The Montclair Film event, announced Monday, is presented in partnership with Watchung Booksellers.
Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is an ideas columnist at The Atlantic. He is 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. At 34 years old, Kendi was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for Nonfiction.
In How To Be An Antiracist, Professor 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.
“We are proud to host Ibram X. Kendi as he discusses the important ideas in his new book How To Be An Antiracist,” said Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall. “We believe this is an urgent, vital conversation for our community, and we look forward to an engaging evening.”