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2019 Valerie Gordon Lecture: Alfred Brownell 2019 Valerie Gordon Lecture: Alfred Brownell

Alfred Brownell, Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the School of Law's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE), delivered the 25th Annual Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture on April 17, 2019.

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Brownell spoke about "Resilience, Resistance and the Law: Innovative Strategies for Stopping Discriminatory Land Grabs."
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Each year, in conjunction with the Gordon Lecture, the Black Law Students Association sponsors a human rights essay contest for first-year law students. This year, the Spirit of Valerie Gordon Award was awarded to Jasmine Brown ’21, who read excerpts from her essay, “The Hungry Among Us: A Study on Winston-Salem’s Food Insecurity and Solutions Establishing the Human Right to Food.”
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Jasmine Brown ’21, recipient of the Spirit of Valerie Gordon Essay Award 2019, reads excerpts from her winning essay.
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Reverend Dr. Carolyn Gordon, Valerie’s sister, with Valerie’s husband, Chris Lamar ’93 (left) and Foluke Gordon-Lamar, Chris and Valerie’s son.