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CWU Community Invited to Attend May 12 Webinar with Dr. Kendi

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will meet with members of the Central Washington University community on Wednesday, May 12, during a special one-hour webinar.

Kendi, an antiracism scholar and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, will be the featured guest for the 4-5 p.m. question-and-answer session, hosted by CWU President James L. Gaudino and Vice President of Inclusivity and Diversity Kandee Cleary. 

CWU faculty, staff, and students can preregister for the Zoom presentation here.

Regarded as one of the nation’s leading antiracism scholars, Kendi is best known as the author of influential literature such as “How to Be an Antiracist,” “The Black Campus Movement,” and “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” 

The Boston University humanities professor won the National Book Award in 2016 for “Stamped From the Beginning,” and four of his books have reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

“How to Be an Antiracist” became an international bestseller that has been translated in several languages and appeared on several Best Books of 2019 lists. One review called the book, “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”

Kendi also serves as a contributing writer for The Atlantic and as a racial justice contributor for CBS News. He was named the 2020-21 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University, and in 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Read more about Dr. Kendi and his literary works at

Media contact: David Leder, Department of Public Affairs,, 509-963-1518.

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