There are two free webinars you may be interested in attending this week. Our Anti-Racism Presby Pod particularly encourages folks to attend tomorrow’s lecture with Professor Ibram X. Kendi. The Anti-Racism Presby Pod will be gathering after worship at 11:15am on Sunday, April 25th to discuss his talk. They would like to invite all members of the congregation to attend the OSU Provost’s lecture AND their Presby Pod conversation. For more information or the Zoom link to the upcoming Presby Pod gathering, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org.
This afternoon at 5pm Oregon Humanities is hosting a live conversation on education, memory, and race with Clint Smith, author of “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America.” Regarding Clint Smith’s book, Professor Ibram X. Kendi said “Clint Smith chronicles in vivid and meditative prose his travels to historical sites that are truth-telling or deceiving visitors about slavery. Humans enslaved Black people, and then too often enslaved history. But How the Word Is Passed frees history, frees humanity to reckon honestly with the legacy of slavery. We need this book.”
The conversation will take place starting at 5pm PT on Tuesday, April 13th via Zoom and YouTube. You can read more about the event here: https://www.oregonhumanities.org/programs/consider-this/consider-this-with-clint-smith/ To join Oregon Humanities and other viewers in a virtual lobby for post-talk conversation, please RSVP here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4876063
Tomorrow at 5pm Oregon State University is hosting a free virtual event featuring Ibram X. Kendi – Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research.
Register to attend at: https://beav.es/JKv
Professor Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He is also the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His next book, Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action, will be released in October.