Author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi to close out Diversity Month March 31

UA Little Rock will top off Diversity Month with a special appearance from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of “How to Be an Antiracist” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

headshot of Dr. Ibram X. KendiDr. Kendi is a three-time, number-one New York Times best-selling author including the groundbreaking, “How to Be an Antiracist,” one of the books chosen for the university’s first campus-wide book read and discussion on race and ethnicity.

His book was selected by the campus as a featured publication for the university’s Inaugural Campus Read on Race and Ethnicity. 

Dr. Kendi will be joined in conversation by Lauren Wilson, Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center, as they discuss his books, work in higher education, and his views on policy and power.

An audience Q&A will follow the live discussion.

Virtual seating is limited and registration is required. UA Little Rock students, faculty, and staff may register for “An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi” and submit a question to Kendi at

The event is free, but registration is required as seats are limited. Email for questions.

The event is sponsored by campus partners, the Multicultural Center, Diversity Council, and Office of the Chancellor.

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He also authored three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His newest books are Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action; and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, co-edited with Keisha Blain, which will be out in February. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

For more information about Dr. Kendi, please visit

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