What Difference Does it Make? Politics, Activism, and Scholarship

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:00am to 10:30am

Adams Memorial Theatre, ’62 Center, MainStage 1000 Main St, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

What Difference Does it Make? Politics, Activism, and ScholarshipMelissa Harris-Perry is a professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. Harris-Perry is the author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America and Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. She is a columnist for The Nation magazine, where she writes a monthly column also titled Sister Citizen. In addition to hosting her own show on MSNBC she provides expert commentary on U.S. elections, racial issues, religious questions and gender concerns for a variety of other media outlets. Keynote for Claiming Williams 2013 and part of the Class of '71 Public Affairs Forum on Elections 2012. Reception prior to the talk in the MainStage lobby. Book signing to follow, also in the MainStage lobby.

Free and open to the public. communications.williams.edu/news-releases/1_31_2013_harris_perry/

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Claiming Williams, Lecture Committee

Website

http://claiming.williams.edu/

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