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Activist Julianne Malveaux Will Give Ross School's MLK Day Talk

1/4/2007 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Julianne Malveaux, economist, author and commentator, will deliver the Ross School's Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Michigan League's Mendelssohn Theatre.

Malveaux, president and CEO of the multimedia production company Last Word Productions Inc. in Washington, D.C., will address "Economic Justice in the Beloved Community: Where Do We Go From Here?" Her talk is free to the public.

Recognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Malveaux has been described by Princeton's Cornel West as "the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country."

As a writer and syndicated columnist, Malveaux's work appears regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. magazine, Essence and the Progressive. Her writings focus not only on the economy, but also on issues of affirmative action, social status and class, women's rights and the American educational system. Her weekly columns appear in numerous newspapers across the country, and she is well known for her appearances on national television and radio programs.

In addition, Malveaux is an accomplished author and editor. She recently co-wrote the book Unfinished Business: A Democrat and a Republican Take On the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face and co-edited the anthology The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism.

She also serves on the boards of numerous institutes and committees, including the Economic Policy Institute, Women Building for the Future Political Action Committee and the Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, D.C. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Boston College and earned a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For more information, contact Lynnette Iannace at the Ross School of Business at (734) 763-8042 or

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847