National columnist will present Jana Mackey lecture


National columnist will present Jana Mackey lecture By Kevin Hardy


Monday, April 26, 2010

Nationally syndicated columnist Connie Schultz will give this year’s Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Wednesday at 7:30 p.m at the Dole Institute of Politics.

The lecture, titled “Words from the Heart: Gender, Justice and Advocacy,” is part of an annual series meant to commemorate late KU law student Jana Mackey, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2008. Mackey, who was a dedicated women’s rights activist, graduated with a KU bachelor’s degree in 2004.

“We selected Connie Schultz to be this year’s speaker because of her dedication to issues of concern to Jana,” said Kathy Rose-Mockry, director of the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center in a news release. “Connie has spent her career fighting for the same causes Jana did: women’s rights, equality, social justice and serving others.”

Schultz, a biweekly columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Creators Syndicate, won the Pulitzer prize for commentary in 2005 and is the author of two books.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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