Social justice leader Angela Glover Blackwell named Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life
Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity, has been appointed as the inaugural Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life at Brandeis University.
As part of the fellowship, Blackwell will come to Brandeis on March 24-25 to meet with students and faculty to discuss the field of social justice and to provide insight on effective social justice advocacy. She also will present a public lecture and receive the $25,000 award on March 25 at 5 p.m. in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library.
Brandeis Trustee Carol Richman Saivetz ’69, P ’97, P ’01 and her family established the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life to bring individuals to campus who have had a significant impact on “improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice, or increasing opportunities for all Americans to share in the benefits of this nation.”
Named in honor of Saivetz’s parents, the fellowship complements the recent conversion of the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Visiting Professorship to an endowed chair in politics or economics.