The Africana Studies Institute Presents:

Faculty Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday October 6, 2020

12 noon

Webex- Please register on Eventbrite


Join the Africana Studies Institute as our faculty discuss Ibram X. Kendi’s latest book “How to be an Antiracist”. We welcome you to a lively discussion!

October 6, 2020 12:00 pm


Dr. Melina Pappademos, Director and Associate Professor, Africana Studies and History

Dr. David Embrick, Associate Professor, Africana Studies and Sociology

Dr. Alexis Boylan, Acting Director of the Humanities Institute, Associate Professor, Africana Studies, Art and Art History

This will be an online event held on Webex. Please register for this event for the link to attend.

“How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi is available for online access through UConn Libraries.

For information about the event contact : Prof. Shawn Salvant or Amanda Cannada


Synopsis of the book:

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.