Author and historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi to deliver keynote address at New Detroit Race Equality Conference in October

Best-selling author and historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will be the keynote speaker at an October conference on racial equality to be held in Detroit.

New Detroit, the racial equity organization working to “dismantle racism” in metro Detroit, welcomes Just Lead: Advancing Racial Equitya two-day hybrid conference that will provide leaders with up-to-date information on key racial equity issues and provide them with the motivation, tools and support to advance racial equity individually and collectively.

Kendi, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be an Antiracist, will be the keynote speaker. Former Michigan gubernatorial candidate, author and physician Dr. Abdul El-Sayed will also speak at the conference.

The event will take place October 13 and 14 at the Detroit Marriott.

“The Just Institute of New Detroit creates solutions for people and organizations who want to deepen their skills to advance racial equity and address systemic racism in healthcare with Just Care, racism in hospitality with Just Place and Just Lead, a program for leaders across industries and industries,” said Rebecca Irby, Director of Programs and Services.

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Registration is open now with discounted early bird registration through August 31. New Detroit is committed to providing opportunities at this conference on a sliding scale. Register for in-person and virtual tickets at

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