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How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi – SOLD OUT

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

How to Be an Antiracist

UPDATE: This event is now SOLD OUT but a standby line will form at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on the day of the event. There is no waitlist for standby; tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Ibram X. Kendi will speak in conversation with Renée Graham at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6:00pm on August 28th (ticket required) and sign books across the street afterward at Brookline Booksmith. Please read the following information carefully before purchasing tickets:

– If your ticket includes a copy of How to Be an Antiracist you may pick up your book on the day of the event, or before the end of September 2019.
– Every attendee must have a ticket.
– Present your on-screen or printed ticket at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for entry.
– Tickets are valid until 5:55pm, at which point unfilled seats may go to the standby line, so arrive early!
– In the case of a sold out event, a standby line will form at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Standby tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
– Ibram’s talk will begin at 6:00pm.
– A book signing at Brookline Booksmith will be held after the talk at 7:00pm
– All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.
– If you have a disability and require accommodation, please contact us at events@brooklinebooksmith.com.


From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a bracingly original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.

Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

In this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. How to Be an Antiracist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.

Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A professor of history and international relations and frequent public speaker, Kendi is a columnist at The Atlantic. He is the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize. Kendi lives in Washington, D.C.


August 28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Coolidge Corner Theater
290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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