CHAS Women of Color Conference Lecture


Friday, March 3, 2017


1:30 pm


Students' Building 2nd Floor MPR

Opening Keynote Lecture for the CHAS Women of Color Conference: (Re)defining Women of Color: Raising our Voices, Sharing our Stories

Kimberlé 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. A specialist on race and gender equality, she has facilitated workshops for human rights activists. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined: Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality. Crenshaw has lectured widely on race matters, addressing audiences across the country as well as in Europe, India, Africa and South America. Currently, Crenshaw is Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) at Columbia Law School, which she founded in 2011, as well as the Centennial Professor at the LSE Gender Institute 2015-2018. Education: J.D. Harvard; L.L.M. University of Wisconsin; B.A. Cornell University

Sponsors: The ALANA Center, President's Office - Dialogue and Engagement across Differences initiative, VSA Social Consciousness Fund, Office of Residential Life, Women's Center, and the Chemistry Department, Education Department, Physics Department, Political Science Department, Sociology Department, Women’s Studies Department, and the African Students’ Union (ASU), Asian Students’ Alliance (ASA), Black Students’ Union (BSU), Council of Black Seniors (CBS), Middle Eastern Students Collective (MESC), Multi-racial/Bi-racial Students Association (MBSA), SouthEast Asian Students’ Alliance (SEASA) and UJIMA, and the Campus Life and Diversity Office.

Coral Santos

ALANA Student Cultural Center