The event will be held in Shell Oil Auditorium in the Jones Graduate School of Management and will begin at 6 pm.
Kathleen Cleaver is a world-class human rights activist and scholar. In 1967 she became the first female member of the Black Panther Party’s Central Committee. She traveled across the country serving as the Panther’s Communications Secretary and spokesperson, eventually organizing the historic “Free Huey” campaign on behalf of Panther’s founder, Huey P. Newton. Cleaver also spent a large part of the early 1970s in exile with her husband and Black Panther’s Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver.
In the years after her involvement with the Panthers, Cleaver has gone on to have a successful career as a gifted lawyer and educator. She currently holds positions as Senior Lecturer in Emory University’s Law School and Yale University’s African American Studies Department. She has written for a wide variety of scholarly and popular publications, and her most recent work is an edited collection of writings by Eldridge Cleaver entitled Target Zero: A Life of Writing (2006)
Cleaver’s lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing in Farnsworth Pavilion in the Rice Student Center. (philosojerk)