Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

This year the Deland campus of Stetson University is hosting Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America which won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.  Here is his bio http://www.stetson.edu/other/sjls/.

Dr. Kendi’s evening lecture will be held this Thursday April 27th at 8 p.m. and will be livestreamed in to the Eleazer Courtroom.   Light refreshments (something healthier than pizza, I promise) will be served.  

Yes, I am well aware that this is exam week for us.    Not a good time…..but the schedule was controlled by the undergrad campus and despite the bad timing for us I felt compelled to make sure that the Law School had an opportunity to participate in some way since this is part of the University’s Social Justice Lecture Series.    

I am hoping that  at least 10 students, faculty, staff and/or community partners will join me on Thursday, April 27th at 8 p.m. in the Eleazer Courtroom to hear Dr. Kendi’s talk entitled “Black Students and the Redefinition of Racist Ideas”.   The lecture will focus on the prevailing racial ideas in the 1960’s and how black student activists redefined what “racist” meant. 

At the very least we can have our own spirited discussion after this talk.   The entire event should not be more than 90 minutes total  (which is a great thing because I need my beauty sleep). 

Please RSVP to my email (jscully@law.stetson.edu) only if you plan on attending.  Also, please feel free to forward this message to those who you think will also be interested in this event.   I hope to see some of you there.

For those of you who are unable to make this event because you are busy preparing for finals …….stay focused on your studies and good luck with your exams!!!