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Scholar to speak on intersectional justice at annual MLK lecture

Headshot of Kimberlé Crenshaw ’81
Kimberlé Crenshaw ’81

By Laura Gallup, Student & Campus Life

This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture will focus on the importance of understanding and addressing systems of oppression and their impact on multiple identities, including race and gender.

Kimberlé Crenshaw ’81, professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles Law School and at Columbia Law School, will speak at the event, “The Urgency of Intersectional Justice” on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Sage Chapel.

Crenshaw is a pioneering scholar and writer on civil rights, critical race theory, Black feminist legal theory, race, racism and the law. Crenshaw’s work has been foundational in critical race theory and in intersectionality, both terms she coined. She is also known for raising awareness about police violence against Black women through her work with the #SayHerName campaign.

Read the entire story on the Cornell Chronicle.