2016 Moe Visiting Lecturer: Professor Kimberl?? Crenshaw

April 22, 2016 at 7:309 p.m.

TimeApril 22, 2016 at 7:309 p.m.
LocationAlumni Hall
Description

Kimberl?? Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. Her articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, National Black Law Journal, Stanford Law Review and Southern California Law Review. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop and co-editor of the volume Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement. Crenshaw has lectured widely on race matters, addressing audiences across the country as well as in Europe, India, Africa and South America. Crenshaw also writes for Ms. Magazine, the Nation and other print media, and has appeared as a regular commentator on "The Tavis Smiley Show, eNPR, and MSNBC.

Her groundbreaking work on "Intersectionality ehas traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution. A specialist on race and gender equality, she has facilitated workshops for human rights activists in Brazil and in India, and for constitutional court judges in South Africa.

In 1996, she co-founded the African American Policy Forum to house a variety of projects designed to deliver research-based strategies to better advance social inclusion. Among the Forum's projects are the Affirmative Action Research and Policy Consortium and the Multiracial Literacy and Leadership Initiative. With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, Crenshaw facilitates the Bellagio Project, an international network of scholars working in the field of social inclusion from five continents. Currently, she serves as Committee Chair for the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Promote Racial and Ethnic Equality, an initiative of the U.S. State Department.

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About the Moe Lecture

The Moe Visiting Lectureship is endowed by Robert and Karin Moe in honor of their daughter, Kris Burke Moe, class of 1984. Since its inaugural year in 2000, the Moe Lectureship has afforded Gustavus the opportunity to bring top feminist scholars and artists to campus from various fields including anthropology, film, cultural studies, biology, English, nursing, philosophy, history, theatre, and law.

No ticket is required. For questions, contact Martin Lang, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program Director, at mlang3@gustavus.edu.

Attendancenone
AudiencePublic
CategoryAcademic
PostedApr 17, 2019