Ibram X. Kendi

2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures

Ibram X. Kendi

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Presented by Literary Arts

Welcome to the registration page for the third evening of the 2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures season: Ibram X. Kendi. After his talk, Ibram X. Kendi will be joined in conversation with Chabre Vickers.

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The event program will begin on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific and will be available for one week after this date for you to watch or replay at your convenience.

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Ibram X. Kendi

Kendi is the author of Stamped from the Begining: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize. He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a young adult remix of Stamped from the Beginning, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. He most recently authored the #1 Indie bestseller, Antiracist Baby, available as a board book and picture book for caretakers and little ones. Kendi alongside the award-winning historian Dr. Keisha N. Blain edited the upcoming Four Hundred Souls (February 2021), a choral history of African Americans covering four hundred years in the voices of ninety writers. Kendi lives in Boston, MA.

Chabre Vickers

Chabre Vickers is the Vice President Community Development Officer for Wells Fargo & Company in Oregon and southwest Washington and leads the company’s community development initiatives and Community Reinvestment Act activities, which support low- and moderate-income communities. Called “one of Portland’s super-connectors” by Portland Monthly Magazine, Vickers’ passion for community is demonstrated by her advocacy with many organizations, where she utilizes the tenets of Critical Race Theory to enhance access and capacity toward tangible social change for the benefit of all. Vickers has served as the Chair of the City of Portland Human Rights Commission, and her past careers include work with Portland Community College and Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. Vickers volunteers in her community and serves as a board member for multiple organizations, including Literary Arts.