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Melissa Harris-Perry to speak at UIC next Monday, February 27

The 2012 Bazzani Lecture on Public Affairs

Nationally renowned author and political commentator 

Melissa Harris-Perry

Inequality, Democracy and the American Promise


Monday, February 27, 4:30 pm

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Student Services Building, Conference Rooms ABC

A reception will follow. All attendees are welcome.

Please RSVP to igpa@uillinois.edu or by clicking here.

For special accommodations, please contact IGPA at 312-996-6188.

About the speaker:

Melissa Harris-Perry is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the project on gender, race, and politics in the South. She previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. She is author of the award winning book Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought and the new book Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. Sister Citizen has premiered to great critical and popular acclaim. She is a columnist for The Nation magazine. Harris-Perry is a contributor to MSNBC, appearing as a bi-weekly guest on the Thomas Roberts Show and a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word. She is a regular commentator for many print and radio sources in the U.S. and abroad.


The 2012 Bazzani Lecture is hosted by the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs. It was made possible by the generous support of UIC Office of the Chancellor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and Great Cities Institute.

University of Illinois Photographs courtesy of L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois