November 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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November 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join us for a virtual talk with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of "Stamped from the Beginning" and "How to Be an Antiracist." This event is being sponsored by the School of Social Work, Rackham Graduate School, the Ross School of Business, and the School of Education.
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 correspondent. 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, and 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 next book, "Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action", was be released in October.
November 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
We invite you to a conversation with students about the winter semester. The School is seeking opportunities to hear from you about how we can organize our winter semester. With so much online, how do we connect with one another? How do we build community? How do we learn from and with each other as we prepare to be practicing social workers? We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. To aid the conversation, space will be limited. (We know it's coming up soon, so if you miss it, don't fear! If there is a lot of interest in this topic, we can hold another session soon.)
About the format. A few students and faculty have decided to try something different - smaller community conversations. Our hope is that this can take topics that lend themselves better to verbal dialogue off of email and into a face-to-face (or screen-to-screen!) environment. We will draw heavily on practices from intergroup dialogue and restorative justice.