Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research is hosting its second annual “National Antiracist Book Festival” in April.
According to the event’s description, it is “the first and only book festival that brings together, showcases, and celebrates the nation’s leading antiracist writers and helps to prepare the writers of tomorrow.”
Ticket sales — which range from $10 to $250 — will “go towards the work of the BU Center for Antiracist Research.” The event will be hosted entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ibram X. Kendi — Boston University professor and founder of the Center for Antiracist Research — will speak at the event. Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza will also be featured.
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