Lind Series - Thinking While Black

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents: Thinking While Black

Join National Book award-winning authors Jesmyn Ward and Ibram X. Kendi for three virtual events as part of the 2020 Phil Lind Initiative series on Thinking While Black, hosted by UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. 

About the series: Blackness as a form, concept and experience, has fundamentally shaped American iconographies, language, media, and cultural productions. This series invites us to consider Blackness as both a culture and a mode of thinking. This series will meditate on the structures of race in North America and will spotlight the seemingly disconnected forms of racial violence that hide in plain sight. How, despite shifts in rhetoric and political policy, have so many forms of racial violence persisted? How, we ask, can we rethink ourselves by understanding our relations to blackness?

This series was designed by a committee of UBC scholars. The Phil Lind Initiative’s mandate is to invite prominent U.S. scholars, writers, and intellectuals to UBC to share ideas with students, faculty, and the wider community on some of the most urgent issues of our time. 
Learn more about the Thinking While Black series here.