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The Politics of Labor

November 17th, 1:00PM
Student Commons, Richmond Salons III-IV

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies presents their 7th Annual Crenshaw Lecture on  This year’s lecture features Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown; author, professor at the University of Maryland and award winner. Her lecture, The Politics of Labor: African American Women Serving and Organizing is free and open to the public, with light refreshments to follow.

Elsa Barkley Brown holds a joint appointment in History and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, where is also is affiliated with the African American Studies and American Studies programs. She is coeditor of the two-volume Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia and the two-volume textbook Major Problems in African-American History. She has received multiple awards for her journal articles, including the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Publication Prize for best article in AfricanAmerican Women’s History, the A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for best article in southern women’s history, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Prize for best article in AfricanAmerican History, and the Anna Julia Cooper Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Black Women’s Studies.