October 12, 2010
Influential Voices Speaker Series - Joan Williams
Location: Room C5; Reception to follow on 2nd Floor Gallery
"Jump-Starting the Stalled Revolution: Including Men and Class in the Work-Family Debate"
Joan C. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Law, 1066 Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at Hastings College of Law. She is the author of "Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It" (Oxford 2001) and "Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter," which was recently released by Harvard University Press and reinvigorates the work-family debate while addressing gender bias and class issues pervading the American workplace.
The Seattle University Law Review will publish a colloquy on "Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter," including pieces in reaction to and inspired by themes presented in the book. In addition, Professor Williams will write a reply to the collected contributions.
Colloquy contributors include: Beth Burkstrand-Reid, University of Nebraska College of Law; Robert Chang, Seattle University School of Law; Richard Delgado, Seattle University School of Law; Laura Kessler, The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law; Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law; Ann McGinley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law; Lisa Pruitt, University of California, Davis School of Law; Gowri Ramachandran, Southwestern Law School; and Katharine Silbaugh, Boston University School of Law.
Professor Williams' visit to Seattle University School of Law is sponsored by the Influential Voices Series and cosponsored by the Law Review and the Social Justice Coalition.
The event is open to all, but online RSVP is requested.