Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Dr. Ibram X. Kendi / How to Raise an Antiracist

2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA 94704

From $38.00

Fri, June 24th, 2022 @ 7:00PM PDT

Booksmith and Berkeley Arts & Letters are thrilled to present an evening with National Book Award-winning historian and author of five consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for his new book, How to Raise an Antiracist.


Please note:

  • This is a ticketed, in-person event. Each ticket includes a copy of How to Raise an Antiracist.
  • This is an offsite event, to be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana St. in Berkeley, CA.
  • Safety: ID and proof of full vaccination, including booster, will be required at the door. Masks will be required throughout the duration of the event and capacity will be limited to allow indoor distancing. 
  • Because we’re limiting capacity, we can't guarantee we'll have space for walk-ins. The best way to ensure you’ll get a seat is to order a ticket now.
  • We are happy to offer *signed copies* of How to Raise an Antiracist (while supplies last): order a ticket if you'd like to pick up a signed copy at the event.
  • We will also be celebrating the release of Dr. Kendi's new picture book Goodnight Racism, a modern bedtime classic illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc that gives children the language to dream of a better world, which you can order here or purchase from our sales table at the event.
  • If we feel it is not safe to gather, as the event gets closer, we will pivot to a virtual event and your registration will remain valid.
  • Questions? Write [email protected].


About the book

The tragedies and reckonings around racism that are rocking the country have created a specific crisis for parents, educators, and other caregivers: How do we talk to our children about racism? How do we teach children to be antiracist? How are kids at different ages experiencing race? How are racist structures impacting children? How can we inspire our children to avoid our mistakes, to be better, to make the world better?

These are the questions Ibram X. Kendi found himself avoiding as he anticipated the birth of his first child. Like most parents or parents-to-be, he felt the reflex to not talk to his child about racism, which he feared would stain her innocence and steal away her joy. But research and experience changed his mind, and he realized that raising his child to be antiracist would actually protect his child, and preserve her innocence and joy. He realized that teaching students about the reality of racism and the myth of race provides a protective education in our diverse and unequal world. He realized that building antiracist societies safeguards all children from the harms of racism.

Following the accessible genre of his internationally bestselling How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi combines a century of scientific research with a vulnerable and compelling personal narrative of his own journey as a parent and as a child in school. The chapters follow the stages of child development from pregnancy to toddler to schoolkid to teenager. It is never too early or late to start raising young people to be antiracist.


About the author

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. He is the host of the new action podcast Be Antiracist. Dr. Kendi is the author of many highly acclaimed books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest-ever winner of that award. He has also produced five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored by Jason Reynolds. In 2020, Time magazine named Dr. Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Genius Grant. Author photo by Stephen Voss.


Please note:

  • This is a ticketed, in-person event. Each ticket includes a copy of How to Raise an Antiracist.
  • This is an offsite event, to be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana St. in Berkeley, CA.
  • Safety: ID and proof of full vaccination, including booster, will be required at the door. Masks will be required throughout the duration of the event and capacity will be limited to allow indoor distancing. 
  • Because we’re limiting capacity, we can't guarantee we'll have space for walk-ins. The best way to ensure you’ll get a seat is to order a ticket now.
  • We are happy to offer *signed copies* of How to Raise an Antiracist (while supplies last): order a ticket if you'd like to pick up a signed copy at the event.
  • We will also be celebrating the release of Dr. Kendi's new picture book Goodnight Racism, a modern bedtime classic illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc that gives children the language to dream of a better world, which you can order here or purchase from our sales table at the event.
  • If we feel it is not safe to gather, as the event gets closer, we will pivot to a virtual event and your registration will remain valid.
  • Questions? Write [email protected].


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First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
2407 Dana St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
415-967-8376