Author of “Black, White and Jewish” to speak at DePaul

30 Oct

Rebecca Walker, an author, activist and leading voice on biracial identity is coming to DePaul University for a talk titled, “What Multiracial Women Bring to the Table and Why Does It Matter.”

Quick FactsRebecca Walker

  • Daughter of Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Color Purple,” and prominent civil rights attorney Mel Leventhal
  • Named one of the most influential future leaders by Time magazine and the co-founder of Third Wave Foundation
  • Debut memoir, “Black, White and Jewish,” detailed her search for identity as a biracial girl
  • Columnist for the Huffington Post, has written for The New York Times Magazine, Salon and Vibe; latest book is “One Big Happy Family”
  • Has appeared as a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Charlie Rose Show”

Interested? Come out and hear her speak on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. at Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St., Chicago. The event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP or for more information, contact the DePaul Cultural Center at (773) 325-7759 or

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