34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation

Description: 

This annual convocation celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting speakers who discuss the civil rights issues of equality, freedom, justice, and opportunity. The MLK Jr. convocation also seeks to build partnerships and develop dialogue within the campus community and with the local communities served by the university.

Speaker: Kimberlé Crenshaw
Professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, leading authority on civil rights, black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law.

Date: 7 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018

Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

The event is free and open to the public.

Campus Shuttle: Two campus loops will be arranged to drop off at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. First one begins at the East Entrance at 5:30 p.m., and the second loop starts at 6:15 p.m. The shuttle will return to campus at the end of the convocation.

Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority on civil rights, black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop and coeditor of the volume Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement. Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work on “intersectionality” has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution.

Crenshaw is the cofounder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum, a gender and racial justice legal think tank, and the founder and executive director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School. She is a leading voice in calling for a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice interventions, having spearheaded the Why We Can’t Wait Campaign and coauthored Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected, and Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.

Location details: 

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Admission: 
Free
Event dates: 
02/08/2018 - 7:00pm