How to Be an Antiracist: A Conversation with Professor Ibram X. Kendi

On October 5, 2020, the Columbia School of Social Work hosted an exciting event to advance University-wide discussions around anti-racist work. Professor Courtney Cogburn engaged in conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. After brief introductions by CSSW Dean Melissa Begg and Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, Drs. Kendi and Cogburn delved into a penetrating discussion of his third book, the New York Times bestseller, How to Be an Antiracist. The event concluded with remarks by Vice Provost Dennis Mitchell, whose office co-sponsored the event, along with the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, and the Office of University Life.