Raising Antiracist Kids: Ibram X. Kendi with Derecka Purnell

Thu, June 18, 2020 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM

An AntiRacist Baby book launch: Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Derecka Purnell on empowering the next generation of changemakers.

About this Event

Join us for a discussion about raising antiracist kids with author of the new book, AntiRacist Baby, Ibram X.Kendi in conversation with Derecka Purnell.

A new uprising across the country demanding racial justice is a powerful reminder that families of all backgrounds need to be pro-active in raising children to understand racism and discrimination, and helping our kids to be a force for anti-racist change in the world.

How do families raise actively anti-racist children?

AntiRacist Baby written by Ibram X. Kendi; illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky (Kokila Books; on sale June 16, 2020; ages 0-3)

Early review of AntiRacist Baby from Publishers Weekly:

“Boldly outlined, inclusive illustrations by Lukashevsky complement the text by showing a world populated by people of various skin tones, sizes, identities and orientations, religions, and abilities….[A] mindful companion for families striving together toward a more equitable future.”

For readers of Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne and Baby Feminists by Libby Babbott-Klein, AntiRacist Baby communicates a critically important idea and intellectual framework in a way that is accessible and empowering for the next generation of changemakers.

Take your first steps with AntiRacist Baby! Or rather, follow AntiRacist Baby‘s nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.

With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, AntiRacist Babyintroduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, AntiRacist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

For parents who may feel hesitant or unprepared to have conversations about race and racism, this board book provides a simple, smart, and honest starting from one of America’s thought leaders on the subject.

Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. 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 next book, AntiRacist Baby, will be published in June.

Derecka Purnell is is a human rights lawyer, writer, and organizer. Since graduating from Harvard Law School, she has worked to end police and prison violence nationwide by providing legal assistance, research, and trainings to community based organizations through an abolitionist framework. Derecka is currently a columnist at The Guardian and Deputy Director of Spirit of Justice Center.

****This event will stream live on June 18th and will also be recorded. You will receive a link to join the live event the day before via email and that same link will take you to the recording after the livestream.****

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