Black Joy Is a Tool Against Oppression: Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds

7:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
Ballroom, Kagin Commons

The Black History Month Committee at Macalester College has invited Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds to give this year's Keynote Address entitled "Black Joy Is a Tool Against Oppression." "Dr. Levy-Pounds will speak about the importance of finding and cultivating black joy in the midst of fighting against oppression and fighting for the liberation of black people. She will use examples from black history that illustrate this point as well as share stories from her own experiences as a freedom fighter in the 21st Century." Dr. Levy-Pounds is a civil rights attorney, former law professor, political activist, legal scholar, Minneapolis mayoral candidate for the 2017 election, and national expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. She previously served as a Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas Law School for thirteen years and has won numerous awards pertaining to her work in law.

Sponsored By: Black History Month Committee

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