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2020 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life: Rebecca Cokley

"Achieving an Inclusive Democracy"

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Time and Location TBA

Join the Brandeis community in welcoming the 2020 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life, Rebecca Cokley

Director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress, Cokley has worked as a disabilities rights activist to seek deeper connections across communities pursuing civil rights. Inducted into the inaugural class of the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, Cokley has also appeared on the Vox/Netflix series "Explained" and "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. 

The Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life was created by Brandeis alumna Dr. Carol Richman Saivetz '69, along with her children, Michael Saivetz '97 and Aliza Saivetz Glasser '01, in honor of Carol's parents, Fred and Rita Richman. The Fellows are selected from among 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 Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life is hosted by the Ethics Center on behalf of the Office of the President. 

Questions? Contact ethics@brandeis.edu.