The afternoon is speeding away from me faster than common sense from Maricopa County government, and I’ve managed to put only a small dent in today’s to-do list. I can see I’ll have to repurpose that list into a “Friday to-do list.”

It’s even shorter because I leave soon to head east to ASU in Tempe, where an annual lecture will be held this evening.

The A. Wade Smith Lecture on Race Relations is always a great listen. The stellar selection committee (on which my wife sits! Disclosure alert!) always finds compelling people with compelling stories. And this year, they found someone who will resonate with the legal community.

Kimberlé Crenshaw is a professor of law at UCLA and Columbia University (good gigs if you can get them). She also co-founded the African American Policy Forum. Among other things, she will likely be speaking tonight on civil rights; Black feminist theory; and race, racism, and the law.

Her lecture title is “Educating All Our Children: A Constitutional Perspective.”

I’m sure a good time will be had by all – and I’ll report back on the evening in an upcoming post.

More information is here.

In the meantime, here is some information on this great annual lecture:

The A. Wade Smith Memorial Lecture on Race Relations, presented by ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is held to celebrate and honor the work Smith accomplished during his lifetime. A former professor and chair of sociology at ASU, Smith spent much of his life in pursuit of the advancement of race relations on campus and within his community. The lecture was established after his death in 1994 through funding from his family and friends in their hopes to continue Smith’s work of improving race relations in Arizona.