Lecture by Boalt Hall Dean Leads King Day Commemoration at CMC

A lecture by Christopher Edley Jr., dean of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, highlights CMC’s Martin Luther King Day observances. Edley will present a free public lecture at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, on The Future of the Civil Rights Movement.

Recently named dean of Boalt Hall, Edley is founding co-director of the Civil Rights Project, a multidisciplinary research and advocacy think tank based at Harvard. His book, Not All Black & White: Affirmative Action, Race and American Values, stemmed from his work as special counsel to President Clinton and director of the White House Review of Affirmative Action. From 1997 to 1999, he served in a consulting capacity as senior adviser to Clinton for the President’s Race Initiative.

In addition to Edley’s appearance at CMC this month, events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., held jointly across the Claremont campuses under the theme Equality Denied/Dreams Deferred: The Failure of Brown vs. Board, include a wide range of speakers and activities:


Sunday, Jan. 23, 1 to 4 p.m.: Claremont University Consortium, day-of-service. What: SOVA Canned Food Drive. Volunteers meet at McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 N. Columbia Ave. Sign-ups available Jan. 19 and 20, through campus dining halls. For more information, e-mail lesliew@cuc.claremont.edu.

Harvey Mudd College

Wednesday, Jan. 26: Champions of Humanity Awards. Reception: 5 p.m., awards ceremony and Town Meeting: 6 p.m. Where: Green Room, Platt Campus Center. For more information, e-mail OID@hmc.edu. HMC also will premier a video production highlighting the positive aspects of campus diversity.

Thursday, Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m.: Derrick Bell, renowned author, scholar, lawyer, teacher and activist, to deliver keynote address at the annual Five-College Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Day Program. Dinner (5:30 p.m.) to be held in Green Room of the Platt Campus Center. (Reservations are limited.) E-mail dinner reservations by Jan. 17 to rita_whittenbury@hmc.edu. Keynote address: 7 p.m., Galileo Auditorium. Lecture is free and open to the public. Book signing to follow in the Galileo Foyer.

Pomona College

Friday, Jan. 28, 11:30 a.m.: Lecture and lunch with Derrick A. Bell Jr. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room (Meal card or cash accepted.) For more information, contact Jill Hawthorne, 909-607-2239.

Pitzer College

Saturday, Jan. 29: 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., day-of-service, writing workshop and discussion, Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige, 6631 N. Stephens Ranch Road, LaVerne. Facilitated by Dreamyard Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Center for California Cultural and Social Issues. For more information, e-mail alex_Johnson@pitzer.edu.

Scripps College

Thursday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., An Evening with Donna Brazile, political commentator, author, and chair of the Voting Rights Institute. Where: Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, at 10th Street and Dartmouth Ave. Book signing and reception to follow.