Lani Guinier

Oct. 2: Redding Lecture

Annual Louis L. Redding Lecture to feature Harvard's Guinier

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11:41 a.m., Sept. 23, 2013--Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will deliver the annual Louis L. Redding Lecture at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts on the University of Delaware campus in Newark. 

The lecture, titled “Rethinking Race and Class,” is free and open to the public.

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Guinier will speak about challenging conventional thinking on the issues of race and class with a focus on the way those who have been excluded based on race or class are like the canary in the mines – their very vulnerability signals problems with the larger atmosphere affecting us all.

Guinier is the first African American woman to be appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School.

In 1993, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to be the first black woman to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. 

Today, Guinier is an author, a respected diversity speaker, and a leading advocate for political reform.

The lecture is held each year to recognize the civil rights efforts of Louis L. Redding, the first African American attorney admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1929. UD has named a new residence hall on East Campus in his honor.

For a flyer about the lecture in PDF format, click here.

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