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Journalist Helen Thomas to Speak at Law School

The Harvard Law School Forum will present speaker Helen Thomas, “dean” of the White House Press Corps and UPI-Washington Bureau chief, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Ames Courtroom.

Ellen Goodman ’63, associate editor and columnist for the Boston Globe, will introduce Thomas, who will give an address titled “Covering the Presidents: From Kennedy to Clinton.” A question and answer session will follow.

Thomas has been covering the White House for UPI since 1961. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to journalism, including, in 1998, the first Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents Association. She is the author of the recently published book, Front Row at the White House.

The event is free and open to the public.

Civil Rights Conference March 4

The Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review at Harvard Law School will sponsor a conference titled “CR-CL at Thirty-Five: Constitutional Lawyering in the 21st Century” on Saturday, March 4.

Topics include declining rights in an era of declining crime; enfranchising the disenfranchised; and promoting racial equity. Panelists include Martha Coakley, District Attorney for Middlesex County; Mark Green, from the New York City Office of the public advocate; and Martha Davis, Legal Director of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.

The conference will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Langdell Hall at Harvard Law School. An evening dinner and reception will follow at 7 p.m. For schedule and registration information, call 495-4500.

Africa! A Family Open House Begins Feb. 23

The Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum will present “Africa! A Family Open House” on Wednesday, Feb. 23. from 1— 4 p.m.

The open house will feature a wide variety of activities and events to introduce Africa to children and their parents. Traditional storyteller Chartey Quarcoo will share African folklore and the Frederick Hayes Dance Company will perform “African Rhythms.” Children can also play African games and musical instruments, tour the African Animals Hall, and search for African minerals.

Admission is $3 for children, $5 for adults. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is located at 26 Oxford Street. For more information, call 495-2341.

Artist Melanie Yazzie To Lecture at GSE

The Harvard Native American Program and the Askwith Education Forum at the Graduate School of Education will present artist Melanie Yazzie in a lecture and slide show titled “Holding the Truth: The Personal and Political in Art” on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Gutman Conference Center, Gutman Library.

Preceding the lecture, Yazzie, a Navajo multi-media artist and visiting professor at the University of Arizona, will exhibit her work in a public reception from 4:30—6 p.m. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public. For more information, call 495-0740.