As part of the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, the President’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board at Cal State San Bernardino is holding a guest speaker and question-and-answer event on Friday, Sept. 17, featuring Ibram X. Kendi, author of “How to Be an Antiracist.”

Invited to the talk, which will be from noon to 1 p.m., are all members of the CSUSB community: students, faculty and staff. Members of the wider California State University, San Bernardino and Inland Empire communities are also welcome to attend.

The goal of the Q&A will be to equip the CSUSB community with tools to apply antiracist ideologies to the community and its work at CSUSB.

Due to safety restrictions, there will be limited availability for in-person attendance. Virtual attendance options will be available. 

Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, and the youngest-ever winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. He is also a 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a correspondent at CBS News. His first book, The Black Campus Movement,” won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize.

Learn more about antiracism and Ibram X. Kendi at these links – Podcast Episode – The Ezra Klein Show “Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Fight Over U.S. History” and Podcast Episode – The Ezra Klein Show “Ibram X. Kendi on What Conservatives-and Liberals-Get Wrong About Antiracism.”

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