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KIMBERLÉ CRENSHAW, lawyer, civil rights advocate, and leading advocate of critical race theory
February 10, 2021 / 7:00 pm EST
This event is sponsored by the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management at Purdue University. Kimberlé Crenshaw is the co-founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, the host of the Intersectionality Matters! podcast, moderator of the webinar series Under The Blacklight, and a Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. She is widely known for her development of the term “intersectionality” and the #SayHerName campaign. A published editor, Crenshaw’s foundational work on critical race theory, titled Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed The Movement, compiled the movement’s most important essays and has become essential reading in today’s age where racial injustice discussions have moved from classrooms and courtrooms to the dinner table.
Crenshaw is a leading authority on civil rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. She is the most cited woman legal scholar in the history of the law, and was named one of the ten most important thinkers in the world by Prospect Magazine in 2019.
This event is part of the Intersectionality Speaker Series at the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management. Designed to introduce the Purdue Community to diversity, equity, and inclusion through an intersectional lens, the Intersectionality Speaker Series highlights the narratives of men and women who are working towards gender equity in their own lives. The distinguished professionals will discuss the obstacles they faced, and how they successfully overcame them.
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Moderated by Prof. Meara Habashi
Director, Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management at Purdue University
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