Activist and Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree will be in Oregon to talk on "Black Lives Matter: Race and Justice Across America" at the Giustina Ballroom of the UO’s Ford Alumni Center at noon Thursday, Nov. 12.
Ogletree also will speak at the First Congregational Church in Portland at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11.
The events are free, but registration is required at http://waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/black-lives-matter/. Space is limited, but livestreaming of the Eugene event will be available at waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu during the event and a video will be available afterward.
The lectures are sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Ogletree held the Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics during the Wayne Morse Center's theme on “Race, Class and the Criminal Justice System” in 2000-01.
"Professor Ogletree is a noted intellectual and activist on race and justice, and we are honored that he agreed to return to share his thoughts on this ongoing issue," said Wayne Morse Center faculty codirector Margaret Hallock. "He is a model public intellectual and activist who speaks the truth with compassion."
Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he also directs the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. As a legal theorist, he is well known for his work in securing equal rights for all. He has written extensively on race and justice, his most recent book being Punishment in Popular Culture (NYU Press, 2015), which he co-edited with Austin Sarat.
Among his many honors and awards, Ogletree has been named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100+ Most Influential Black Americans every year since 2006.