“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” with Laura Loth, a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Laura Loth is a professor at Rhodes College.
It’s Valentine’s Week. Being smart is sexy, and being an antiracist is even sexier. I’ve got two events to highlight as you gear up for the big night. On Wednesday, February 12 at 6pm, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell will be presenting his new book Race Against Time at Novel Bookstore. For almost two decades, Mitchell investigated some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This talk is an opportunity to learn about his role in opening these cold cases and how his efforts have put four Klansmen behind bars, years after they thought they had gotten away with murder.
The following night, Thursday, February 13, at 6pm you won’t want to miss Ibram X. Kendi at Rhodes College. The youngest writer to win the National Book award for Nonfiction, Kendi is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University and a frequent contributor to op-ed pages in The New York Times, The Guardian, and the Washington Post. Kendi’s talk, “How to be an Antiracist,” asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
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