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Ibram X. Kendi to Headline Annual Doerr Center for Social Justice Lecture

by Maggie Rotermund
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Maggie Rotermund
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Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the author of “How to Be an Anti-Racist,” will headline the 2020 Emmett J. and Mary Martha Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research lecture on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Kendi’s talk, “How To Be An Antiracist: The 2020 Election & Beyond” will be broadcast on Zoom. 

Ibram X Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi. Photo by Stephen Voss.

The free event will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Capacity is limited to 1,000 people and registration is required. 

Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent.

Kendi is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. 

Kendi is the author of “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and “The Black Campus Movement,” which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize. He is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers, “How to Be an Antiracist” and “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” a young adult remix of “Stamped from the Beginning,” co-authored with Jason Reynolds. He most recently authored the Indie bestseller, “Antiracist Baby,” available as a board book and picture book for caretakers and little ones.

For more information on Kendi, visit

The Emmett J. and Mary Martha Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research is an independently funded center within Saint Louis University’s School of Social Work that promotes long-range solutions to social problems through education and research. The 2020 lecture is sponsored by the Center and the Msrg. Shocklee Lecture Series Foundation.