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Social Justice, Mathematics, and the Legacy of Lee Lorch

Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:30-7:30 pm
MAA Carriage House

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Speakers: Mary Gray (American University), James Donaldson (Howard University), and Linda Braddy (MAA)

Lee Lorch, who died earlier this year at the age of 98, was a mathematician and a civil rights activist. He taught at City College in New York and a number of historically African-American colleges and universities, and was fired from several of these because of his activism. He spent most of his career at York University in Toronto.

Our speakers will survey Lorch's contributions, the progress that has been made, and what still needs to be done.

A reception will follow this event.

Learn more about Lorch's contributions.

Organized by Joe Auslander, Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) University of Maryland, and Michael Pearson, MAA Executive Director