Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange) and SUNY Buffalo State College announce they will jointly host a free 60-minute virtual lecture on “Confronting Racism in America” by noted anti-racism scholar, professor, author and historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
The two institutions have arranged Kendi’s appearance in conjunction with the State University of New York’s yearlong “64 Changes on 64 Campuses” initiative intended to reaffirm SUNY’s system-wide commitment to diversity. Kendi’s lecture will serve as the keynote event for SUNY Orange’s “Global Initiative: Confronting Racism in America” series and is supported by the SUNY Orange Foundation through its Pryluck Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will also headline Buffalo State’s “Diversity Speaker Series.”
Entitled “How to be an Anti-Racist: In Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi”, the Feb. 22 event will begin promptly at 7 p.m. (attendees will be advised to log at 6:45 p.m.) and feature a 45-mniute moderated interview-style presentation followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session developed from questions submitted in advance. One moderator from each college will partner to co-host the presentation and oversee the Q&A.
The session will be hosted on SUNY’s WebEx platform and attendance is limited to 1,000 registrants.