Save the Date! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Observance 2016.
Sponsored by the African American Cultural Center
Come hear Melissa Harris -Perry speak on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at 4PM at the UConn Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free.
Melissa Harris-Perry is the Presidential Endowed Chair in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. There she is the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She is the host of Melissa Harris-Perry, which broadcasts live on MSNBC on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to Noon. She is the author of the the award-winning Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. Harris-Perry received her B.A. degree in English from Wake Forest University in 1994 and her Ph.D. degree in political science from Duke University in 1999. 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.
A book signing with Melissa Harris-Perry will be held at 3 pm in the Jorgensen lobby.