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Tisch College Solomont Speaker Series: Sherrilyn Ifill

Wednesday, November 9 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM ET | ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center

Join Tisch College for a lecture and conversation with civil rights lawyer and activist, Sherrilyn Ifill. Ifill served as President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) from 2013 to 2022, where she elevated the organization’s decades-long leadership fighting voter suppression, inequity in education, and racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. For over 20 years, Ifill taught civil procedure and constitutional law at the University of Maryland School of Law and pioneered a series of law clinics, including one of the earliest law clinics in the country, focused on challenging legal barriers to the reentry of ex-offenders. She is the author of “On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century,” which lays the foundation for contemporary conversations about lynching and reconciliation. In 2021, Ifill was appointed to President Biden’s Commission on the Supreme Court. She currently serves as a Senior Fellow at The Ford Foundation and recently named one of TIME Magazine’s Women of the Year.

This event is cosponsored by Tufts CIVIC, the Tufts Democrats and the Political Science Department. Visitors attending events on campus are required to be vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, and may be asked to show proof of vaccination.