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Disrupting the Script

Disrupting the Script: Raising to Legal Consciousness Sexual Assaults on Black Women

Monday, March 19, 2012
12:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Levin Ballroom
Wheelchair accessible
Brandeis University

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12:00 Welcome, President Frederick Lawrence, Brandeis University

Introductions, Prof. Anita Hill and Prof. Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University

12:30 “Who Will Sing for Lena?” performed by Vanessa Adams-Harris (written by Janice L. Liddell)

1:30 Break

1:45 Panel I: Cultural Narratives as Impediments to Justice: Black Rape Complainants and Criminal Prosecutions
Chaired by Prof. Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman (English), Brandeis University
3:15 Break

3:30 Panel II: Disrupting the Script: Altering Cultural Perceptions through Theater, Narrative, and Ethics
Chaired by Prof. Faith Smith (African and Afro-American Studies, English), Brandeis University
5:00 Concluding remarks, Provost Steve Goldstein, Prof. Anita Hill, and Prof. Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University

5:30 Reception