WILLIAMSTOWN -- Melissa Harris-Perry, host of the self-titled show on MSNBC and a professor of political science at Tulane University, will present a lecture on politics, activism, and scholarship at Williams College on Thursday.
Harris-Perry's lecture will take place at 9 a.m. in the MainStage of the ‘62 Center, following President Adam Falk's opening remarks for Claiming Williams Day. It is free and open to the public.
There will be a reception prior to the talk, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and a book signing afterward, both in the MainStage lobby.
Tickets are not required, but seating is first-come, first-served.
Claiming Williams is a day for the college to reflect on issues of inequality.
No classes or athletics events are held, and students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in lectures, performances, and discussion groups intended to provoke individual, institutional, and cultural change in order to build a more inclusive community. For more information about Claiming Williams, visit http://claiming. williams.edu.
Harris-Perry is an author, television host, and political commentator who specializes in African-American politics. She is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South at Tulane University.
She has previously served on the faculties of Princeton University and the University of Chicago.