Webinar
$29/attendee Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:00 AM Register

Hosted by WBA, Sponsored by Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

There is no simple or overnight solution to solving racial inequity; however, as leaders, bankers once again have a unique opportunity to be in the conversation and lead by example to help move our communities toward racial equity. This program is intended to provide bankers with unique perspectives on racial equity to help us all learn how we can all improve and move forward on a path toward positive change. 

Attendees will hear from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author and one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. Following Dr. Kendi’s presentation, listen in as Wisconsin bankers share their reactions and what their bank is doing to combat racial inequity in their workplace and communities. See more information below on the schedule and our speaker profile. 

It's Virtual - so register a team of your bank’s leaders. Take advantage of the team discount by registering everyone at the same time - for every 5 attendees that you register, you'll get one free attendee.  

Why register individually? Each registered attendee will receive a copy of Dr. Kendi’s book, How to Be an Antiracist, described in the New York Times as “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.” 

Webinar Agenda:

  • Welcome Remarks from Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago President & CEO Matthew R. Feldman 
  • Presentation: How to Be an Antiracist 
    • When the first Black president headed into the White House, Americans were imagining their nation as colorblind and went so far as to call it post-racial. With the arrival of Donald Trump many people are awakening and seeing racial reality for the first time. With opened minds, people are actively trying to understand racism. In this deeply personal and empowering lecture, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi shifts the discussion from how not to be racist, to how to be an antiracist. He shares his own racist ideas and how he overcame them. He provides direction to people and institutions who want more than just band-aid programs, but actual antiracist action that builds an antiracist America. 
  • Q&A with Dr. Kendi 
  • Banker Panel: Combatting Racial Inequities in Banking and our Communities 
    • ​Moderator: Naomi Mercer, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, American Bankers Association
    • Panelists:
      • ​Alvaro Araque, Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New Berlin
      • Jeff Bowman, President/CEO, Bay Bank, Green Bay
      • John Holdsclaw IV, EVP, Strategic Initiatives, National Cooperative Bank, Washington, DC
      • Nina VA Johnson, WI CBB Leader, US Bank, Milwaukee
      • Suzanne Johnson, VP Branch Banking, Park Bank, Madison

Speaker Profile: 
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 a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. 

He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest ever winner of that award. He also authored three #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His newest books are Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action; and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, co-edited with Keisha Blain, which will be out in February. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

For more information on this speaker, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

Registration Information:
The registration fee of $29/attendee includes one connection to the live program, access to the online recording through December 23, 2020, and a copy of Dr. Kendi’s book How to Be an Antiracist mailed to you. Register your team at the same time to take advantage of our special pricing - for every 5 attendees that you register, you get one attendee free. The webinar will be presented using the Zoom Webinar platform.

Click Register for additional program information and to register your team online.


$29/attendee Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:00 AM Register