Ibram X. Kendi and Jesmyn Ward speak as part of the virtual Thinking While Black series on November 25

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      UBC's School of Public Policy and Global Affairs will host an online discussion as part of the Phil Lind Initiative tomorrow (November 25) at 3 pm Pacific time.

      How to Be an Antiracist author Ibram X. Kendi and two-time National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward will take part in a virtual conversation as part of the Thinking While Black series.

      "Blackness as a form, concept and experience, has fundamentally shaped American iconographies, language, media, and cultural productions," reads the info on the Phil Lind Initiative website. "This series invites us to consider Blackness as both a culture and a mode of thinking. This series will meditate on the structures of race in North America and will spotlight the seemingly disconnected forms of racial violence that hide in plain sight. How, despite shifts in rhetoric and political policy, have so many forms of racial violence persisted? How, we ask, can we rethink ourselves by understanding our relations to blackness?"

      The Thinking While Black event is free, and you can register here.