How to get your tickets for a lecture by Ibram X. Kendi, author of ‘How to be an Antiracist’

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Tickets will be available to the general public starting next Friday, Sept. 17, for a lecture at the Lied Center by Ibram X. Kendi, the award-winning author of How to be an Antiracist.

Kendi, also the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, will give the Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7.


There will be no virtual or recorded opportunity to attend the lecture, according to a release from KU Friday morning.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are free and available for in-person pickup at the Lied Center box office now to those who have KU student IDs. They will be available to those with any KU ID starting Tuesday, and the general public can grab tickets starting Friday, Sept. 17.

Kendi is also the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, “which won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction,” according to a June news release from the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship. “At 34 years old, he was the youngest ever winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. He is also the author of The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize.”

Kevin Willmott, a professor of film at KU and an Academy Award winner, will join Kendi on stage.

The lecture was initially scheduled for March 2020.

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