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Harvard Law Professor and Author Lani Guinier Delivers Savio Memorial Lecture

Posted October 20, 1999

This year's Mario Savio Memorial Lecture features Harvard law professor and author Lani Guinier. Her presentation on building democracy in the new millennium begins at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the MLK, Jr. Student Union's Pauley Ballroom.

A reception and book-signing follows the free lecture. Dessert is available for $5. The Mario Savio Young Activist Award winner will also be announced at the event.

Guinier, a prominent civil rights advocate and legal scholar, is the first black women to be tenured at Harvard's law school.

Guinier was nominated by President Clinton to be U.S. Assistant Attorney General in 1993. Her bid was withdrawn because of conservative attacks on her controversial solutions to racial problems.

In her writings, Guinier explores the political process in America and the need to reinvigorate a grassroots-style of democracy, a theme continued in her latest book, "Lift Every Voice: Building Democracy in the New Millennium."

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Award were established by friends, relatives and colleagues of the late activist to honor his memory and promote the ideals for which he worked. Savio, who died in 1996, was a student leader in the Free Speech Movement in 1964 and life-long advocate for human rights and social justice.

For information on the event, call Louise Braunschweiger at 643-0398.


October 20 - 26, 1999 (Volume 28, Number 11)
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