Melissa Harris-Perry – Women’s Center’s 50th!

Women’s Center 50th Anniversary Celebration with Melissa Harris Perry

Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University where she teaches courses on American politics and elections at the intersections of race, place, and gender. She is the founder and President of the Anna Julia Cooper Center, an independent organization with a mission to advance justice and alleviate harm for women and girls of color in American higher education.  Along with Dorian Warren, she is co-host of the podcast System Check, with The Nation.

For nearly two decades, Harris-Perry has contributed to American public life through her distinct combination of scholarly analysis and grounded wisdom applied to analysis of race, gender, politics, and power. She hosted the award winning television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC and in 2016, won the Hillman Prize for broadcast journalism.

Co-sponsored by African American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Rainbow Center, Native American Cultural Programs, Middle Eastern Cultural Programs, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, School of Fine Arts, School of Social Work, Neag School of Education, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Law School’s Constance Belton Green Diversity Fund, School of Pharmacy, Homer Babbidge Library, Office of the Provost, the Human Rights Institute, and the UConn Foundation.

Friday, 7pm, Jorgensen Center for the Performing arts.  Reception immediately following at the Alumni Center.

These events are free, but RSVP is required here.

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