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February 1, 2007


Economist Julianne Malveaux Headlines
Black History Month at Bryn Mawr

Julianne Malveaux

Economist and pundit Julianne Malveaux will highlight Bryn Mawr's observance of Black History Month with a keynote address titled "The Unfinished Business of Economic Justice" on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. Inspired by the keynote speaker's work, Sisterhood organizers have chosen the theme "Black Women and the Economy" for this year's celebration.

An MIT-trained economist described by Cornel West as "the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country," Malveaux is the editor of Voices of Vision: African American Women on the Issues (1996); the co-editor of Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women (1986) and the co-editor of The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002). Her wriiting appears regularly in USA Today, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Ms. magazine, Essence magazine and the Progressive. Her weekly syndicated column appears in numerous newspapers across the country including the Los Angeles Times, The Charlotte Observer, The New Orleans Tribune, the Detroit Free Press and The San Francisco Examiner.

Malveaux serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute, Women Building for the Future — Future PAC, The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, D.C. and the Liberian Education Trust.

Also on the schedule for the month:

Saturday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall: BACaSO (Bryn Mawr African and Caribbean Students Organization) Culture Show.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 9 p.m. in Perry House: Black History Month kickoff tea, featuring information about black women who have had an impact on the economy.

Thursday, Feb. 8: BMC Dining Services' Black History Month Dinner. Dining Services staffers in each dining hall contribute their own traditional recipes and decorate the dining halls.

Sunday, Feb. 11, 11a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thomas 110: Black Alumnae career panel, sponsored by the Alumnae Association, BACaSO, Sisterhood, Intercultural Affairs and the Career Development Office. Panelists are Beth Floyd '99, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Leslie Knotts '00, a vice president at Morgan Stanley, Global Wealth Management, New York; Nicole Moore Samson '91, principal of the Indian Mills School, New Jersey; and Georgette Chapman Phillips '81, the David B. Ford Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School of Business and professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Associate Chief Information Officer Florence Goff will moderate.

Saturday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m., Rhoads Dining Hall: Tri-College Black Love Formal. This year, Bryn Mawr hosts the annual event at which students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore gather to discuss their achievements and goals and celebrate. Music by Like Minds.


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