UMass Dartmouth's 13th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast will take place February, 6, 2015, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at UMass Dartmouth's Woodland Commons. The University will welcome columnist and law professor Patricia Williams as this year's keynote speaker.
Tickets are $25 for the public and UMass Dartmouth faculty & staff and $10 for students. For questions, please contact UMass Dartmouth's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 508.999.8008. Proceeds from the Breakfast will go toward funding student-centered diversity initiatives and book awards for qualified UMass Dartmouth and UMass Dartmouth Law School students.
Patricia J. Williams writes the monthly "Diary of a Mad Law Professor" column for The Nation. Her wry, witty columns cover broad issues of social justice, including the war on terror, race, ethnicity, gender, all aspects of civil rights law, bioethics and eugenics, forensic uses of DNA, and comparative issues of class and culture in the US, France, and Britain.
Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law. As a law professor, she has testified before Congress, acted as a consultant and coordinator for a variety of public interest lawsuits, and served as a past member of the boards of the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Society of American Law Teachers, and the National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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