The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy
The Bridge Speaker event is the annual tradition of an influential African-American woman being invited to speak on social issues and educational topics and here at MSU Denver. The Bridge Speaker is a dedicated African-American Woman who speaks about her work and impact on our society and thereby to symbolize the bridge between Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. Now in its 30th year, this long-standing tradition serves as a forum to educate our campus on the experiences and contributions of African-American women. It also addresses diversity initiatives like fostering social awareness, academic enrichment, and increasing multi-cultural campus competencies.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Bridge Speaker event!
About Dr. Kathleen Cleaver:
Devoting many years to challenging racial injustice, Dr. Cleaver is a long-standing activist known for her role in the Revolutionary Black Panther Party and has worked to free imprisoned Freedom Fighters for over 30 years! She is also a professor of law at Emory University and continues to stay engaged through teaching, writing, and film projects that incorporate human rights concerns, both within the United States and across the African diaspora.