This virtual symposium will explore the intersectional nature of race and sex (including LGBTQ+) equality movements, the contributions of activists with intersectional identities, and the potential role of intersectional theories to inform future efforts to advance race and sex equality. The symposium will culminate in a keynote speech by Elaine R. Jones ’70 at 1:30 p.m. Jones is the first Black woman to graduate from UVA Law School — 50 years ago — and the first woman to serve as director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. During the event, the 2021 Gregory H. Swanson Award will be presented. Named after UVA’s first Black student, the award recognizes UVA law students who demonstrate courage, perseverance and a commitment to justice. Full ScheduleJoin Zoom | Phone: +13017158592 | Webinar ID: 932 4719 4516 | Passcode: 034157

Event Topic(s): 
Civil Rights
Community and Diversity
Law School
Public Policy
Center for the Study of Race and Law, Virginia Law Review, UVA Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, Retold: Celebrating the Women of UVA (UVA Alumni Association), Virginia Law Women, Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association, WOC
Event Contact: 
Rebecca Klaff
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