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Lecture on civil liberties, civil rights to be given Oct. 3
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Dorothy
E. Roberts, a professor at Northwestern University School of Law, will
deliver this years annual David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil
Liberties and Civil Rights.
Her talk, titled "Child Welfare and Civil Rights," will begin
at 4 p.m. Oct. 3 (Wednesday) in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium of the University
of Illinois College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign.
Roberts has written extensively on the interplay of gender, race and
class in legal issues concerning reproduction and motherhood. She is
the author of "Killing the Black Body" (1997) and has published
more than 50 articles and essays in scholarly journals, newspapers and
She is now completing a book, "Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child
Welfare." In addition to her law school appointment, she is a fellow
at the Institute for Policy Research and an affiliate at the Joint Center
for Poverty Research at Northwestern.
The Baum lecture is free and open to the public.