The 1997-98 Sewall Symposium Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder will open Sept. 29 with a talk on affirmative action by Georgetown University law Professor Mari Matsuda.
Matsudas address, We Wont Go Back: Making the Case for Affirmative Action, is free and open to the public. The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel and will be followed by a reception in the CU Heritage Center.
Matsuda is a noted legal scholar who grew up in multicultural communities in Los Angeles and Hawaii. Her books include Where is Your Body and Other Essays on Race, Gender and Law; Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment and We Wont Go Back: Making the Case for Affirmative Action.
The series will continue Nov. 5 with an address, In Defense of the Wild, by Earth First! founder Dave Foreman. Two additional speakers will be announced for the spring semester.
All lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel on the Boulder campus.
The symposium series is part of the Conversations on America course taught at Sewall Hall. Sewall is one of five CU-Boulder residence halls offering liberal arts programs in the dormitories where participating students live.
The theme for this years symposiums is Rights and Responsibilites.
The series is sponsored by the Sewall Academic Program, the Presidents Fund for the Humanities, the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.
For more information call the Sewall Academic Program at 492-6004.