University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Ibram X. Kendi


Ibram X. Kendi is an assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," which won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He also authored the award-winning book, "The Black Campus Movement." Kendi has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, Duke University, University of Chicago, and UCLA. Before entering academia, he worked as a journalist. A frequent public speaker, Kendi has contributed commentaries to a number of publications, including Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Signature, The Huffington Post, and The Root. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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Scheduled events:
National Book Award Salute
The National Book Award exists to "celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America. "Seven of the 2016 honorees, including the winners for fiction and nonfiction, are welcomed to the Festival by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Adam Cohen, Paulette Jiles, Ibram X. Kendi, Grace Lin, Elizabeth McKenzie, Andrés Reséndez, Colson Whitehead
Moderator: Lisa Lucas
Slavery in America
Authors discuss a Supreme Court case about a slave ship caught in legal limbo, the little-known story of American Indian slaves, and how slavery and racist ideas are intertwined. NOTE: Mr. Kendi will be 20 minutes late to the signing area due to a live interview with CSPAN following the program.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Bryant, Ibram X. Kendi, Andrés Reséndez
Moderator: Tani Sanchez
Class, Race, and Politics in America
The tightly intertwined issues of race and socio-economic status in the U.S. and how this is reflected in our politics.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Victoria Bynum, Nancy Isenberg, Patrick Phillips
Moderator: Ibram X. Kendi
Race in America
Perspectives on the perennial issues of race and racism in American life.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tim Z. Hernandez, Ibram X. Kendi, Patrick Phillips, Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
Moderator: Jim Nintzel

Books:
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
History / Biography
Nation Books
April 2016
ISBN 9781568584638
Hardcover, 512 pages
$32.99, INSTORE
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Young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts. More/less

Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972
History / Biography
Palgrave MacMillan
February 2012
ISBN 9780230117815
Paperback, 256 pages
$34.00, INSTOCK
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Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically black and white American colleges and universities organized, demanded, and protested for Black Studies, Black universities, new faces, new ideas—a relevant, diverse higher education. More/less

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