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October 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

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October 21, 2020: Diversity & Inclusion Book Club in partnership with ACC St. Louis


12:00PM-1:30PM CST

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The Diversity & Inclusion Committee together with the Membership Committee will host a Book Discussion on How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. All Members are encouraged to read the book and/or read, watch or listen to materials in the attached resource list, and participate in the discussion. 

In this in-depth exploration, Kendi examines the consequences of antiracist ideas, how to identify them, and how to oppose these ideas internally and within systems.




About the Author

Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributor writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Kendi is the author of THE BLACK CAMPUS MOVEMENT, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS IN AMERICA, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016. Kendi is also the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers, HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, an international bestseller that has been translated in several languages; STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and ANTIRACIST BABY, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST made several Best Books of 2019 lists and was described the New York Times as “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”


Ibram X. Kendi Website:

Ibram X. Kendi Audio Events:

Podcast with Brené Brown and Ibram X. Kendi:

Anyone can join the video chat. We ask that you register for free to ensure that we have the bandwidth for the call.  It's important now more than ever to stay connected, learn and continue the discussion!

Utilize your favorite resource to purchase the book or listen to the recordings and then join the discussion with ACC St. Louis and ACC Mid America Chapters on Wednesday, October 21st at 12:00 p.m.

Please click here to register!


Ann Jenrette-Thomas is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Stinson LLP. She oversees the implementation of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, taking an innovative approach when it comes to addressing challenges within the firm and the profession relating to diversity and inclusion. She also authored the Amazon best seller, The Happy Law Practice: Expert Strategies to Build Business and Maintain Peace of Mind.

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