E/RS Lecture-Lani Guinier: Diversity, Justice and Law
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2011
James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center at Cintas
or call 513-745-3922
In 1998, Lani Guinier became the first tenured black woman professor at Harvard Law School. Prior to that she directed the voting rights project at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and served in the Civil Rights Division during the Carter administration. In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated her to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, but her name was withdrawn without a confirmation hearing. Guinier turned that incident into a powerful memoir, Lift Every Voice: Turning a Civil Rights Setback Into a New Vision of Social Justice.
One of her books, The Miner's Canary, which she wrote with Gerald Torres (University of Texas, Law) is about how people of color serve as a warning for larger institutional inequities. Torres joins Guinier to add to the night's dialogue.
Please join us. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Ethics, Religion and Society at Xavier. Cosponsored by the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.