Sheryl WuDunn

By Sayan Patra on April 3, 2015 in Social Justice, Spring 2014

On February 11, 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Sheryl WuDunn talked about “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” She studies and writes about the economic, political and social forces affecting women throughout the globe.

Patricia Williams

By Sayan Patra on April 3, 2015 in Fall 2014, Social Justice

On September 30, 2014 scholar and author Patricia Williams gave a talk on “Love in the Time of Identity Wars: Anatomy of Short Lives.” This presentation was the first of three Williams delivered as the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities Lecture Series speaker.

Sherrilyn Ifill

By Sayan Patra on April 2, 2015 in Fall 2014, National Issues, Social Justice

On September 17, 2014 Sherrilyn Ifill talked about the legacy of the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v the Board of Education and discussed how this relates to the still-present socioeconomic issues underpinning African-Americans’ anger and frustration that have surfaced in Ferguson, MO.

Kenji Yoshino

By Sayan Patra on April 2, 2015 in Fall 2014, National Issues, Social Justice

On September 8, 2014 Kenji Yoshino, Professor of Law at NYU talked about his new book – Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights. In his book Yoshino provides readers plenty to consider about the act of “covering,” why it’s done and how it harms people’s individuality.