Schaumburg library invites community to anti-racism program with Dr. Ibram Kendi Nov. 9
On Monday, Nov. 9, historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a leading voice on anti-racism and New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award winner, will discuss his book, "How to Be An Antiracist," from 6 to 7 p.m. in an online program.
This program is offered by the Schaumburg Township District Library in partnership with several other area libraries.
Register at SchaumburgLibrary.org/kendi to receive a Zoom link to watch the event live.
Dr. Kendi's book prompts people to think about what an anti-racist society might look like and how each person can play an active role in building it. It provides valuable insight on how to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
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. He will be joined in conversation with WBEZ's award-winning journalist Natalie Moore.
A full list of upcoming online programs is available at SchaumburgLibrary.org by clicking on the "Events" button at the top of the homepage.
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, In These Times, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, 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.