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Virtual Fall Conference to Feature Bestselling Author

  • Ibrahim X. Kendi, a National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author, will address urban educators at the Council of the Great City Schools’ 64th Annual Virtual Fall Conference, Oct. 13-17.

    Kendi is considered one of the nation’s leading antiracist voices and his book, How to Be an Antiracist, is an international bestseller that has been translated into several languages. He is also the author of The Black Campus Movement,  which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award (NBA) for Nonfiction in 2016. At 34 years old, Kendi was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for Nonfiction. Ibrahim X. Kendi

    He is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is also a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. 

    Also addressing the conference is Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, and Julian Castro, former Democratic presidential candidate.

    In the White House, Bush promoted literacy and lifelong learning to improve the prospects for young people and convened a White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development. Named housing secretary by President Barack Obama in 2014, Castro spearheaded efforts to reduce homelessness and created Connect Home, a public-private partnership to deliver broadband to public housing residents.

    In conjunction with the conference, the Council will also hold a virtual national town hall meeting with an all-student panel addressing race and social justice issues.

    To register for the virtual conference visit https://cvent.me/mq23vZ