Sponsored by the Office of Community & Equity, Episcopal High School's 4th Annual 2020 MLK Jr. Day Symposium is a campus-wide initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate his legacy and ideals. This year's theme: "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere" aims to bring together a variety of voices and perspectives to foster greater awareness of the role Dr. King has played in the lives of all Americans and to facilitate conversations and that moves all of us to work toward true justice in our community and the larger global community of which we are a small part.
Ibram X. Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi is the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped From The Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist. His relentless and passionate research puts into question the notion of a post-racial society and opens readers' and audiences' eyes to the reality of racism in America today. Kendi's lectures are sharp, informative, and hopeful, serving as a strong platform for any institution's discussions on racial discrimination.
When Dr. Ibram X. Kendi won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016 for a book about the history of racist ideas in America, some people felt a disconnect. Emerging from eight years of leadership under an African-American president, a narrative was building in America about the emergence of a post-racial society, colorblind to race and valuing merit over skin color. Kendi challenges this notion in his New York Times-bestselling book Stamped from the Beginning, taking an expansive view on race and racist ideas that spans from 15th century Europe until modern day America. Kendi’s insight on racist structures are the focus of his latest book, How to Be an Antiracist, which empowers readers and audiences to not only recognize the pervasive influence of racism and racist ideas, but to actively participate in dismantling it.
Ibram X. Kendi
Lunch at Laird Dining Hall
Closing Community Circle
On Sunday, January 19th, to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, Islamic Relief USA will be joining forces with our partners to help combat hunger by assembling meals to assist our neighbors in Alexandria and Washington, DC.
This project is hosted by
Episcopal High School
We need your help to assemble over 100,000 meals!