America is in the midst of a national reckoning—and the largest antiracism movement many of us have seen in our lifetimes. We’ve marched, we’ve donated, we’ve contacted politicians. But . . . what happens now? Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist and the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning, and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, is helping us answer that question.
WHAT NOW: An Antiracist Teach-In is a weeklong virtual conversation series featuring dialogues between Professor Kendi and other prominent thought leaders and activists. Through these conversations, we hope to listen, learn, and reflect as Americans chart a path forward for our country—and ourselves. Each ticket comes with a book, fulfilled by a different Black-owned bookstore each night, and admission to that evening’s conversation.
Join us on Sunday, August 16 at 8:00PM ET on Zoom for Night One of the series, as Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents , joins Ibram X. Kendi on the virtual stage. Book orders for this event will be fulfilled by Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery, based in Chicago, IL. (Please note: Books will not ship until after the event, and can take between 7-10 days to deliver.)
Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
One World’s event partners for WHAT NOW: An Antiracist Teach-In include the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery.
Each ticket holder gets to choose one book by the featured authors (listed on Eventbrite page), and admission to the evening’s conversation.
The NBA and WNBA have a long history of addressing racial and social issues, and they are proud of the players and other members of the NBA and WNBA family who have used their platforms, voices and actions to call for justice and meaningful change. Moving forward, the NBA and WNBA are committed to finding the most impactful ways to use their platforms to combat systemic racism and advance equal justice. They view partnerships like this series as a way to provide their players, teams, and fans with opportunities to build empathy, guide antiracist behavior, and learn more about the history of race and systemic racism from leading thought leaders and institutions. The NBA and WNBA hope these conversations will help us sustain momentum in addressing systemic inequities and creating meaningful change, and we are grateful they have come on as partners to help us create and promote this event.
The mission of ONE WORLD is to provide a home for authors—novelists, essayists, memoirists, poets, journalists, thinkers, activists, and creative artists unconstrained by genre—who seek to challenge the status quo, subvert dominant narratives, and give us new language to understand our past, present, and future.
Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns. Her debut work won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named to Time’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s and The New York Times’s list of the Best Nonfiction of All Time. She has taught at Princeton, Emory, and Boston Universities and has lectured at more than two hundred other colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe and Asia.
Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, 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 correspondent. He is the author of five books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky.