Legal Scholar Patricia Williams to Speak April 27
Legal scholar and author Patricia Williams will give a talk titled “Seeing a Color Blind Future” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in Occidental College’s Thorne Hall.
Her appearance is free and open to the public. Williams, a faculty member at the Columbia University School of Law, will also sign her books, which will be on sale at the event.
Occidental College is located at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock. For directions and a campus map, click here.
Throughout her career, Williams’ essays and columns have challenged cultural constructs of race and gender. In 2000, she won a MacArthur Fellowship, a $500,000 “genius” award for individuals who have shown “a marked capacity for self-direction.”
She is the author of “Open House” (2004), “Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race” (1997), “The Rooster’s Egg: On the Persistence of Prejudice (1995) and “The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor” (1991).
Williams has served as a deputy city attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, a staff attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles, and teaching positions at Golden Gate College and the City University of New York-Queens. She earned her law degree from Harvard.
Williams’ talk is being sponsored by Occidental’s Intercultural Community Center.