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President's Diversity Initiative 2013 Louis L. Redding Lecture

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 4:00pm

Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall 110 Orchard Road, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA

Diversity speaker Lani Guinier challenges conventional thinking on the issues of race and class. This talk focuses on the ways that those who have been excluded (based on race or class) are like the canary in the mines: their very vulnerability signals problems with the larger atmosphere affecting us all.

Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is the first African American woman to be appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law. The author of numerous articles on democratic theory, political representation, educational equity, and issues of race and gender, Guinier was first introduced to the public in 1993, when President Clinton nominated her to be the first black woman to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. She is the author of Lift Every Voice; The Tyranny of the Majority; Who’s Qualified?; and The Miner’s Canary.

Today, Lani Guinier is a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, a respected diversity speaker, and a leading advocate for political reform. Possessing a unique and arresting insight, Guinier offers audiences plausible and effective solutions to our often-ailing democratic system while embracing constitutional principles.

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