Kimberlé Crenshaw to Speak, April 30

As the final event of Diversity Art Month, Kimberlé Crenshaw will present a lecture, “The Intersectionality Paradigm: Race & Gender in Work, Life & Politics,” on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

Kimberlé Crenshaw is executive director of the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School. She writes about civil rights, black feminist legal theory, race, racism, and the law. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop and the co-editor of a volume titled Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement.

Professor Crenshaw has lectured nationally and internationally on race matters and on “intersectionality,” a concept she coined to capture the multidimensional dynamics of discrimination. Her work was cited in the drafting of the South African Constitution. Crenshaw has lectured throughout the world, addressing audiences in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia. In 1996, she co-founded the African American Policy Forum to highlight the centrality of gender and structural inequality in the discourse on racial justice.

Professor Crenshaw has held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Latin America and the Fletcher Fellowship. She is currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences.

This event is sponsored by the Student Senate Diversity Committee, Office of the President, Dean of the College, Dean of Students, Cultural Events Committee, and the Janet Greig Post Fund.