St. Paul, Minn. – Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of Bennett College, will talk about “Economic and Social Justice In The 21st Century” as the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual American Studies Conference at Macalester College, Thursday, February 23rd in Kagin Commons, Alexander Hill Ballroom, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Her talk begins at 6 p.m.

Malveaux is an economist and public intellectual known for her incisive commentary on race, gender, labor, and the economy. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications.

The address will consider the hard truths of the nation’s economic failure and will issue a call-to-arms for change.

Held every February during Black History Month, the conference brings internationally renowned scholars to campus to present their work and engage with faculty, staff, students, alumni and Twin Cities’ residents.

The talk is free and open to the public and is in Alexander Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn., at 6 p.m.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,978 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement.  Learn more at

February 22 2012

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