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We’re excited to announce that, along with 10 other area libraries, we are hosting an evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. One of the country's leading anti-racist voices, #1 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award winner and historian Dr. Kendi will discuss his book, How To Be An Antiracist, at this live, moderated, online event. 

An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Monday, Nov. 9 • 6 p.m.
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How To Be An Antiracist asks us to think about what an anti-racist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. It has been described as an essential book for anyone interested in moving beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society. The New York Times calls How To Be An Antiracist “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”  

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.  

This conversation with Dr. Kendi will be moderated by Natalie Moore, who covers segregation and inequality for Chicago’s WBEZ. Moore’s work has been seen on the BBC and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, and in The Chicago Sun-Times, Essence, Ebony, The Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian. She is the recipient of the Chicago Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award for reporting on Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, the 2017 Voice of Progressive Journalism Award and other professional honors. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Aurora Public Library, 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.   

An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Monday, Nov. 9 • 6 p.m.
Register Now

Racial Justice Book Discussion 

Join us for an open conversation about what it means to be anti-racist, including understanding racism, individual actions to be an antiracist and thoughts for systemic changes. Our conversation will be guided by topics found in How To Be An Antiracist, by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. 

Register to receive the Zoom link for this online discussion, and to reserve a copy of the book. 

Books by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi 

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