On behalf of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee, the Department of Intercultural Affairs of Western Carolina University cordially invites you to join us in welcoming Melissa Harris-Perry as WCU’s MLK Jr. 2014 Keynote Speaker on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:00p.m., in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grand Room. This event is free to the public.
Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry.” The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to Noon ET. Harris-Perry is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. Harris-Perry is author of the well received new book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Yale 2011) and the award winning text Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought (Princeton 2004). Professor Harris-Perry is a columnist for The Nation magazine where she also writes a monthly column also titled Sister Citizen. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, James Perry, and is the mother of a terrific daughter, Parker. Reception/book signing to follow presentation in UC Illusions.