February 7th and 8th: Dr. Ibram Kendi Talk
Join the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research for two evenings with award-winning author Dr. Ibram Kendi as he discusses his book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.
Tuesday, February 7th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room
Wednesday, February 8th
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut Street, Fort Collins
Copies of Stamped from the Beginning will be available at the event.
Dr. Kendi is a professor of African American Studies at Florida State University. Here’s a synopsis of Dr. Kendi’s book:
“Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America – more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.”
Find out more about the book and his work here.
Dr. Kendi’s CSU and Fort Collins events have been made possible with the support of the Black/African American Cultural Center (B/AACC), Black Student Alliance, Department of Ethnic Studies, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, United Women of Color, Associated Student of Colorado State University (ASCSU), Fort Collins Community Action Network for Justice, Peace and Environment (FCCAN), and CSU Athletics.
Please contact Victoria Benjamin by phone at (970) 491-6182 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!