CSCRE Hosts Expert on Critical Race Theory

10/23/2012

Contributed by Claire Swensen

Kimberlé Crenshaw, recognized as one of the founders of Critical Race Theory, will discuss “Intersectionality in the Age of Post-Racialism” on Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. in Textor 102. The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) as part of their Discussion Series Suffocating Knowledge: Race, Power, Possibilities.

Crenshaw was the coeditor of “Critical Race Theory: Key Writings That Formed the Movement” and coauthor of “Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment.” She authored the background paper on race and gender discrimination for the United Nations World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) and coordinated efforts by nongovernmental organizations to ensure the inclusion of gender in the WCAR Conference Declaration.

Crenshaw serves as the faculty director of the Critical Race Studies program at UCLA Law School. In 1996 she cofounded the African American Policy Forum to house a variety of projects designed to deliver research-based strategies to better advance social inclusion. She has served as a member of the National Science Foundation’s committee to research violence against women and has consulted with leading foundations, social justice organizations and corporations to advance their race and gender equity initiatives.

Twice named Professor of the Year at UCLA Law School, Crenshaw has been honored with the Lucy Terry Prince Unsung Heroine Award presented by the Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights Under Law and the ACLU Ira Glasser Racial Justice Fellowship.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation please contact Claire Crilly in CSCRE at 274-1056 or ccrilly@ithaca.edu

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