This message was sent to Students, Faculty, and Staff on January 25, 2013 by Carrie Greene, Claiming Williams.
Melissa Harris-Perry on Jan 31!
President Adam Falk will welcome the community to Claiming
Williams Day on Thurs, Jan 31 at 9 am on the MainStage, '62 CTD.
Melissa Harris-Perry will deliver a talk titled "What Difference
does it Make? Politics, Activism, and Scholarship" Come at 8:30
am for refreshments! http://claiming.williams.edu/
from Carrie Greene, Claiming Williams
Harris-Perry's lecture is free and open to the public. All other Claiming
Williams events are intended for Williams students, faculty, and staff.
For full schedule of events, see http://claiming.williams.edu/
There will be a reception prior to the talk, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and a
book signing afterward, both in the MainStage lobby. This event is not
ticketed but seating is first come, first served.
Melissa Harris-Perry, host of the self-titled show on MSNBC and a
professor of political science at Tulane University. She is an author,
television host, and political commentator who specializes in African-
American politics. She is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper
Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South at Tulane University.
She has previously served on the faculties of Princeton University and the
University of Chicago.
Her latest book is titled Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black
Women in America (2011). Her book Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday
Talk and Black Political Thought won the 2005 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Award
from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the 2005
Best Book Award from the Race and Ethnic Politics Section of the American
Political Science Association.
Harris-Perry received her B.A. from Wake Forest University in 1994 and her
Ph.D. from Duke University in 1999.
The lecture is co-sponsored by Leadership Studies, Africana Studies,
Political Science, and the Class of '71 Public Affairs Forum.
Claiming Williams is a day for the college to reflect on issues of
inequality. No classes or athletics events are held, and students,
faculty, and staff are invited to participate in lectures, performances,
and discussion groups intended to provoke individual, institutional, and
cultural change in order to build a more inclusive community. For more
information about Claiming Williams, please visit http://claiming.williams.edu/ .