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Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

September 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (photo: Stephen Voss)

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (photo: Stephen Voss)

This event is open to everyone! Limited seating will be reserved for Albion community members.

We ask people to arrive early at Goodrich Chapel to go through security. No bags will be allowed in Goodrich Chapel and metal detection is required to attend. Masks are currently required during all indoor events at Albion College.

Join us for a Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on Monday, Sept. 20 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. The conversation will be simulcast from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Bohm Theatre where Kalli Onai, ’22, will lead a community discussion after the event airs.


One Great Event | Two Albion Locations

Goodrich Chapel will hold the live conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, President Mathew Johnson and ALBION Fellow Akaiia Ridley. Please arrive at 6:00 p.m. to clear security. The conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Bohm Theatre will host a simultaneous transmission of the same program.  This screening will be followed by a community conversation led by Kalli Onai from Albion College’s Office of Belonging and Common Reading Experience Taskforce. This event does not have the same security requirements.


The Common Reading Experience is grateful to our partners who are making this event possible:

  • Albion Area Lifelong Learners (AALL)
  • Albion Branch NAACP
  • Albion Ministerial Association
  • Anthropology & Sociology Department
  • Communications Department
  • History Department
  • Lisa and James Wilson Institute for Medicine
  • Modern Languages and Cultures Department
  • Office of Belonging
  • Office of the President
  • Philosophy Department
  • Psychology Department
  • Rotary Club of Albion

This event serves as the Coy James Memorial Lecture in American History and the Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience Lecture.


Dr. 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 racial justice contributor. Dr. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He is the host of the new action podcast, Be Antiracist.

Dr. Kendi is the author of many highly acclaimed books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He had also produced five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored by Jason Reynolds. In 2020, Time magazine named Dr. Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

For more information on Dr. Kendi, please visit www.prhspeakers.com


September 20, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Goodrich Chapel
Albion, MI 49224 United States