2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture
The MLK Jr. Memorial lecture is an annual Wellesley event that pays tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his enormous contribution to advancing civil rights in the United State by leading and inspiring legislative, administrative, behavioral, and attitudinal changes.
The 2019 lecture will be given by Jabari Asim, associate professor of writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College in Boston and executive editor of The Crisis, the NAACP’s flagship journal of politics, ideas, and culture. He is the author of six books for adults and nine for children. His most recent works are Only the Strong (2015), A Child's Introduction to African American History (2018), and We Can’t Breathe (2018).
Lizette Rodriguez-Ponce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 17, 2:30–3:45 PMCrystal Fleming ’04: On the Illegibility of French Antiblackness
The virtual colloquium series Addressing Racism and Anti-Blackness in French and Francophone Studies features eminent scholars examining the role race plays in systems of power and thought in French and Francophone Studies.Event Date:Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -2:30pm to 3:45pm
Nov 11, 2:30 PM
Dec 3, 4–5:15 PMTransatlantic Pacts: America and the Production of Postwar French Literature
Newhouse Center fellow Sara Kippur (Associate Professor of French, Trinity College) will host a workshop-style presentation on her ongoing research project, a transatlantic literary history of postwar French literature.Event Date:Thursday, December 3, 2020 -4:00pm to 5:15pm
Nov 12, 5–6:30 PMVirtual Artist Talk Series: Myra Greene
Wellesley’s Nikki Greene in conversation with photographer Myra Greene, who uses ambrotypes to challenge visual legacies of ethnographic classification in detailed explorations of her own skin color and facial features.Event Date:Thursday, November 12, 2020 -5:00pm to 6:30pm