Invitation to Inaugural Richman Fellowship Lecture

March 11, 2014

Dear Members of the Campus Community,

I am pleased that the inaugural Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life, Angela Glover Blackwell, will be on the Brandeis University campus March 24 and 25, 2014. I invite members of the campus community to join me at the award presentation and lecture, titled "All-In for an America That Works for All," which will be held on Tuesday, March 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library.

Ms. Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity. She is a leading national voice in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, education and infrastructure.

The Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life was created by Dr. Carol Richman Saivetz ’69, P’97, P’01, in honor of her parents, Fred and Rita Richman, and it is funded by the generosity of the Richman and Saivetz families. Richman Fellows are individuals active in public life whose contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens to realize and share in the benefits of this nation.

The Richman Fellowship is hosted by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life on behalf of the Office of the President. Ms. Blackwell's visit is hosted in collaboration with the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

The Richman Fellowship reflects the deepest values and traditions of Brandeis University. We are delighted that someone of the caliber and commitment of Angela Glover Blackwell will be the first Richman Fellow, stimulating and challenging the Brandeis community with her groundbreaking work and innovative ideas. I hope you will join me at what promises to be a stimulating discussion of the challenges and opportunities in American life today.


Fred Lawrence