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13th Annual Carol Ortman Perkins Lecture! Featuring Melissa Harris-Perry March 15th, 2018

Save the date for the 13th Annual Ortman Perkins Lecture!



Melissa Harris-Perry

March 15th, 7 p.m.

Centennial Student Union Ballroom

Tickets are free and avaliable in the Women's Center, CSU218


Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. There she is the Faculty Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.

Melissa hosted the television show "Melissa Harris-Perry" from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC and was Editor-at-Large for 2016-2017. She remains a sought after public speaker, lecturing widely throughout the United States and abroad.

Harris-Perry received her B.A. degree in English from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. degree in political science from Duke University. She also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Harris-Perry previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Tulane University. Professor Harris-Perry has been awarded honorary degrees from many universities including Meadville Lombard Theological School, Winston-Salem State University, Eckerd College, and New York University.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband, James, their two fulfilling daughters, and a delightful flock of chickens and ducks.

The Carol Ortman Perkins lecture is named after retired Gender and Women's Studies faculty and chair, Dr. Perkins. The aim is to invite a distinguised feminist scholar/activist to campus each year to deliver an address to our community. We select lecturers based on their contributions to feminist scholarship and their ability to forge connections between theory and practice. Lecturers have included Gloria Steinem, Wilma Mankiller, Dorothy Allison, Jessica Valenti, Susan Faludi, Jewel Woods, Kathy Najimy, Laverne Cox, and Anita Sakeesian.


The lecture is sponsored by Gender and Sexuality Programs, the Women's Center, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institutional Diversity, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.



Dont miss this inspired and important event!



Please share widely with students, colleagues, and community. Contact the women's Center for a classroom visit or ticket delivery, 507-389-6146.




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