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October 22 Monday

Reading with Patrick: A Conversation with Michelle Kuo, Moderated by Professor Samuel Moyn

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 128
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Michelle Kuo is a professor, writer, and attorney. Her book, Reading with Patrick, is an expansive meditation on race, inequality, and the power of literature. Praised byThe New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Times Literary Supplement, her book was shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Social Justice Prize and a runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. As Professor James Forman, Jr. and Arthur Evenchik wrote, "Impassioned writing and hard-earned wisdom set her book apart ... In all of the literature addressing education, race, poverty, and criminal justice, there has been nothing quite like Reading With Patrick.”

Michelle is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has worked as lawyer for undocumented immigrants in Oakland and a teacher in the Arkansas Delta. A Skadden Fellow and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, she is a passionate advocate of expanding access to education for incarcerated people and has taught in the Prison University Project at San Quentin Prison.

This far-ranging conversation, moderated by Professor Samuel Moyn, author of the acclaimed Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, will explore topics including race and power, cultural and parental pressures in shaping life choices, the writing process, and the role of law school in forging and undoing our identities, interests, and passions.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

APALSA, Project for Law and Education at Yale (PLEY), ACS, FGP, and Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities (YJLH)