Fasken’s Spark Series: How to Be an Antiracist

This Fasken Series brings notable guests to share their experiences and explore ideas around equity, diversity and inclusion in the legal industry and beyond.

As part of our efforts to honour Black History Month and move towards a more equitable future, we invite you to join us for a conversation with New York Times best-selling author and activist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

Dr. Kendi has written several best-selling books on equity, race and justice. In 2020, he was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Time Magazine. He is a Professor at Boston University, as well as the Founding Director for the University’s Center for Antiracist Research.

How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi’s award-winning memoir first published in 2019, with an updated edition coming in early 2023, has been called “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind” by the New York Times.

In a conversation hosted by Sandeep Tatla, Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer at Fasken, Dr. Kendi will share:

  • What it means to be antiracist
  • How to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of uprooting racism
  • The growth in his thinking since 2019, including his work at the Center for Antiracist Research, and
  • How members of the legal profession can help address systemic racism

For more information and to register for the series, click here.