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The Claremont Colleges 2006 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture

Redefining Post Civil Rights Activism: Empowering New Leaders
7:00 p.m. McConnell Auditorium, Pitzer College

After more than a decade in a practice that included criminal appellate and trial work and municipal government representation as a senior attorney for the city of Chicago, Cheryl I. Harris began her teaching career at Chicago-Kent College of Law. As National Co-Chair for the National Conference of Black Lawyers, Professor Harris developed expertise in international human rights, particularly concerning South Africa. She is the author of leading works in Critical Race Theory including the highly influential Harvard Law Review article Whiteness as Property (1993). Professor Harris is the recipient of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California 2005 Distinguished Professor Award for Civil Rights Education. Cheryl Harris is currently professor of law at UCLA.

Professor Harris' address begins at 7:00 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium at Pitzer College and is free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed to attend the lecture.