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Montclair Film Hosts Professor Ibram X. Kendi for talk and book signing

originally published: 08/06/2019

Montclair Film Hosts Professor Ibram X. Kendi for talk and book signing

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Professor Ibram X. Kendi will present his new book at a special conversation and book signing event on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:00pm at Cinema505, located at 505 Bloomfield Ave in downtown Montclair, NJ. The event is presented by Montclair Film in partnership with Watchung Booksellers.

Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is an ideas columnist at The Atlantic. He is the author of The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas In America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. At 34 years old, Kendi was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for Nonfiction.

In How To Be An Antiracist, Professor 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. 

Tickets for Professor Kendi’s conversation and signing include a copy of the book and are available at

“We are proud to host Ibram X. Kendi as he discusses the important ideas in his new book How To Be An Antiracist,” said Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall. “We believe this is an urgent, vital conversation for our community, and we look forward to an engaging evening.”

Montclair Film is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that engages, entertains, and educates through the power of visual storytelling. The ninth annual Montclair Film Festival will take place from May 1-10, 2020. Montclair Film’s year-round and festival programming was made possible in 2019 through generous support from Investors Bank; Audible; Hackensack Meridian Health, Mountainside Medical Center; the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; The Bravitas Group; Ashenfelter, Slous, Trembulak, McDonough, Golia & Trevenen, LLP; Chubb; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; William H. Connolly & Co.; The Nature Conservancy; RBC Wealth Management; Partners for Health Foundation and others. Our programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, as well as the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Jeff Watts-American University


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