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Identities: The Problems of Race, Gender and the Law

October 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join Professor Patricia Williams’75 (she, her, hers) on this interesting lunch talk regarding the intersection between Race, Gender and The Law.

*** Lunch Will Be Served***

Prof. Patricia Williams Bio:

Prof. Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law. Her books, including The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor (Harvard University Press, 1991), illustrate some of America’s most complex societal problems and challenge our ideas about cultural constructs of race and gender. She is also a contributing editor and columnist for the Nation.

Prof Williams has examined the intersecting racial, gender, and class formations in Boston and Cambridge by way of her family’s archival narratives and memorabilia, which are housed at the Schlesinger Library. Her project brings together public humanities, archive and genealogy studies, memoir studies, black feminist history, and New England history to illuminate a story of generations of black Boston life from the antebellum period to the present.

Williams has authored hundreds of essays, book reviews, and articles for journals, popular magazines, and newspapers, including the Guardian, Ms., the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Washington Post. She has appeared on such radio and television shows as All Things Considered, Charlie Rose, Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, and Today and in such documentary films as That Rush! (1995), which she wrote and narrated. She has received awards from the American Educational Studies Association and the National Organization for Women, among others, and has been a MacArthur Fellow.

She has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, City University of New York Law School, and Golden Gate University School of Law, Columbia University Law School, and more recently Northeastern University School of Law.

***If you need a assistance with reasonable accommodations or any questions about the accessibility of this lunch talk, please contact Harvard Law School’s Accessibility Services at or (617)495-1880***


October 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Student Organization Work Room, WCC 2062


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