On August 20th, the National Conflict Resolution Center led a thought-provoking conversation on persistent racism in our society with Ibram X, Kendi, Robin DiAngelo and Wesley Lowery with an international audience from 15 countries across 6 continents.
Ibram X. Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times #1 bestselling author, professor of history and international studies, and the Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is an Ideas Columnist at The Atlantic, and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of four books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestsellers How to Be an Antiracist and STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. His most recent book, Antiracist Baby, was published on June 16th, 2020.
Robin DiAngelo is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. In addition, she holds two Honorary Doctorates. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, where it has remained for over a year and is being translated into 5 languages. In addition to her academic work, Robin DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.
WITH PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING JOURNALIST
Wesley Lowery is a journalist at CBS News, formerly at The Washington Post. He was a lead on the Post’s “Fatal Force” project that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 as well as the author of They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives (Little, Brown, 2016). In 2017, he became a CNN political contributor and in 2020 was announced as a correspondent for 60 in 6, a short-form spinoff of 60 Minutes for Quibi.