January 26, 2012 5:00 pm
Location: Michigan Union Pond Room
Speaker: Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of English, Spelman College
Professor Guy-Sheftall is founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College. Her lecture will focus on Coretta Scott King’s vision of “the beloved community” which Martin Luther King Jr. articulated so eloquently as a civil rights icon. Repositioning Coretta Scott King, mostly known as Dr. King’s widow, as a warrior for social justice, this talk will provide a fuller portrait of her extraordinary and largely invisible life, especially her political activism around a broad range of social issues: peace, racism, gay and lesbian rights, sexism, and militarism.
Sponsored By: The Women’s Studies Department & Institute for Research on Women and Gender
For more information visit the website at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/women