The Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture Series was created in 2004 to honor Eleanor Roosevelt’s commitment to social justice and her important place in women’s history.
First Lady and U.N. Ambassador Eleanor Roosevelt served on Brandeis University’s Board of Trustees from 1949 until her death in 1962 and was Visiting Lecturer of International Relations from 1959 to 1962.
She gave the University’s first commencement address in 1952, receiving an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters in 1954.
Upcoming and Past Lectures
A CONVERSATION WITH AKWAEKE EMEZI
An hourlong talk and conversation with author Akwaeke Emezi. A National Book Foundation '5 Under 35' honoree, Emezi was born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria. They were named one of The New Hollywood Guard: Writers by Vanity Fair and their romance debut YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY is forthcoming from Atria Books in 2022. Their debut poetry collection CONTENT WARNING: EVERYTHING is also forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2022 and their sophomore YA novel BITTER is will be published in February 2022 by Knopf Books.
Sponsored by the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Program, and the Creative Writing Program.
BLACK PRIVACY: A MINI SYMPOSIUM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
A panel event to launch "Black Privacy," the special issue of The Black Scholar, co-edited by Professors Samantha Pinto and Shoniqua Roach.
Angela Davis '65
Emily A. Owens
Sponsored by the Department of African and African-American Studies and the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
October 23, 2019
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink
October 18, 2018
Maria Magdelena Campos-Pons
March 13, 2017
October 28, 2015
College and Community Fellowship's Theater for Social Change
October 21, 2015