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An Evening With Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, November 9


Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the country’s leading antiracist voices, #1 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award winner, and historian, will discuss his book, How To Be An Antiracist with the Deerfield Public Library and ten other participating libraries on Monday, November 9 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Dr. Kendi’s book asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like and how we can play an active role in building it. An essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society. Register through Zoom.

Dr. Kendi is the founding director of Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and was recently named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

“The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist.’ It is ‘anti-racist.’ What’s the difference? One endorses either the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist, or racial equality as an anti-racist. One either believes problems are rooted in groups of people, as a racist, or locates the roots of problems in power and policies, as an anti-racist. One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of ‘not racist.”  ― Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist.

Dr. Kendi will be in conversation with Natalie Moore, who was a panelist for our Fight to Integrate Deerfield: 60 Year Reflection Panel Discussion. Moore is an award-winning author and journalist, currently working as WBEZ Reporter for Race, Class, and Communities.

This program will be held Monday, November 9, at 6 p.m.

Register through Zoom. 

Presented by Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Aurora Public Library District, Deerfield Public Library, Glencoe Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake Villa District Library, Northbrook Public Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, Skokie Public Library, Vernon Area Public Library, and Wilmette Public Library.

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