Michelle Compton-Muñoz
Madison and Lila Self Graduate Programs

Tickets now available for Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture featuring Ibram X. Kendi

Fri, 09/10/2021

LAWRENCE — Tickets to the Self Graduate Fellowship’s Symposium lecture featuring Ibram X. Kendi are now available for University of Kansas students and will be available for others starting Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international relations, and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi, one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices, will present “How to be an Antiracist: A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi” at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Lied Center of Kansas. There will be no virtual or recorded opportunity for the lecture.

Joining Kendi on stage will be Kevin Willmott, KU professor of film & media studies. Willmott, an Oscar-winning film director and screenwriter, is known for work focusing on Black issues including writing and directing "Ninth Street," "C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America" and "Bunker Hill." He collaborated with Spike Lee on "BlacKkKlansman," for which they won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available for in-person pick up through the Lied Center of Kansas Box Office starting on the following dates.

  • Sept. 7: KU student ID
  • Sept. 14: Any KU ID
  • Sept. 17: General public

The Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture is sponsored by the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship and held in partnership with the following units: Self Graduate Programs; Graduate Studies; Academic Success; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with being a competitor, says @KUSOEHS associate professor Jordan Bass, author of…

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today