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UREC Reads: How to be an Antiracist – by Ibram X. Kendi

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join with others to discuss Kendi’s compelling treatise on antiracism. With his reader-friendly style, Kendi draws the reader in from the first page to the last.

“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. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, 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 his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science–including the story of his own awakening to antiracism–bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.” (

UREC Reads will meet on the 2nd Friday of each month as a hybrid event from 5:30-7pm. In-person will be at The Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany with virtual via Zoom. Copies of Kendi’s book are available at local libraries as well as at for as little as $4.79, as well as at Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza ( and other bookstores.

  • April 12 – chapters 16, 17, 18

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April 12
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Mary Liz Stewart


Online via Zoom