Ibram Kendi is Western’s MLK Day speaker

Kendi will be the virtual keynote speaker at the event Jan. 17, 2022

Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times best-selling “How to be an Anti-Racist,” will be the virtual keynote speaker at Western’s Martin Luther King Day event Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

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’s also a contributing writer for The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. He’s the youngest winner of the National Book Award for “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” and a 2021 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius Grant.

Kendi will be the main speaker at Western’s MLK Event, in collaboration with several community organizations. While Kendi’s speech will be virtual, other aspects of the event will be in person.

Watch wwu.edu/mlk for more information.

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