Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is the author of many books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Be an Antiracist and the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which was remixed for young adult readers by Jason Reynolds into Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, and adapted into a graphic novel by cartoonist Joel Christian Gill. Dr. Kendi was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “Genius Grant.” Find Dr. Kendi online @ibramxk on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Ashley Lukashevsky is an illustrator and visual artist who uses illustration and art as a tool to strengthen social movements against systemic racism and sexism. Before moving to illustration full-time, she was the art director at KINDLAND and the social impact designer at LA2050, an initiative to create a positive shared future for all Angelenos. Learn more at her website http://www.ashleylukashevsky.com or follow her on Instagram @ASHLUKADRAWS.