At It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race attendees will build their foundation through:
IBRAM X. KENDI is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A Professor of History and International Relations and a frequent public speaker, Kendi is an ideas columnist at The Atlantic. He 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. At 34 years old, Kendi was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for Nonfiction. He grew up dreaming about playing in the NBA (National Basketball Association), and ironically he ended up joining the other NBA.
Kendi has published fourteen academic essays in books and academic journals, including The Journal of African American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of African American Studies and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. He has published op-eds in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Salon, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, New York Daily News and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Over 1,000 diverse leaders from business, education, arts and community service will come together to move Minnesota forward through honest conversation about race.
The strength of our future depends on our ability to develop new skills around inclusion and equity, understand the realities of racism today and commit ourselves to action.
Event sponsorship connects your organization to this powerful racial justice program. Sponsors of the event will receive opportunities for customized consulting services by YWCA Minneapolis Inc.lude™ Equity and Inclusion Consulting.
YWCA Minneapolis is a national leader in the field of racial equity; facilitating change and generating meaningful action in the workplace and the community.
YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice and Public Policy Department works within the community to eliminate inequities on interpersonal, institutional and systemic levels through a continuum of moving from knowledge, awareness and skills to action. We do this through assessment, inclusion planning and facilitated dialogues in the workplace.
Proceeds raised from It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race support YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice programs—providing community workshops that explore topics on race, equity and social justice issues. Workshop participants are provided with a deeper level of understanding of these areas and an increased level of community engagement.
For more information about attending It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race or sponsoring a table for your organization, contact IT2T@ywcampls.org.
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