University Calendar Event Details
Harriet W. Kenderdine Lecture: Judith Browne-Dianis "Democracy: We Have to Fix That"
- Wed, April 24, 2013 @ 07:00 PM
- Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall
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- This event is free and open to the public.
Description: On April 24, Dr. Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, will present the spring 2013 Harriet W. Kenderdine Lecture. This event will be held at 7 p.m. in Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall.
About the Speaker: Brown-Dianis has an extensive background in civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of education, voting rights, housing, immigrants' rights and employment. She joined the Advancement Project, a next generation, multiracial civil rights organization, at its inception in 1999, where she directed the Opportunity to Learn Project and the Strategic Initiatives Project prior to serving her current role as co-director. From its inception, Advancement Project has worked with grassroots organizations to eliminate zero tolerance, as well as advocating for equitable schools. Under Browne-Dianis' leadership, Advancement Project has been successfully dismantling the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track, reducing the unnecessary criminalization of students by their schools. Browne-Dianis, an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law Center, was named one of the "Thirty Women to Watch" by Essence Magazine.
Ticket Information: This event is free and open to the public.
The Kenderdine Lecture is sponsored by Millersville University and Lancaster County League of Women Voters