Scholarly Lecture Includes Expert Panel

Posted: March 21, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The 2001 African American Studies Scholar-In-Residence, Jacqueline Hicks Grazette, presents her second lecture of the semester, “African American Women and the Shaping of Public Policy,” today at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center Paul Robeson Room 240A.

Grazette also moderates a panel made up of leading African American women in public policy, discussing their roles in the public sector and the challenge of developing leadership and activism in the next generation.

Panelists include Wilma Lewis, U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia under the Clinton administration; Aurelia Brazeal, dean of the Leadership and Management School of the National Foreign Affairs Training Center of the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department; Rita Thompson, national spokeswoman for Concerned Women of America and member of the Fairfax County School Board; and Carol Nixon, senior housing investment officer for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.

The African American Studies Program strives to bring guest scholars to George Mason who have demonstrated commitment and professional achievements in areas related to African American studies. For more information, contact Phyllis Slade-Martin at x34080.

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