February 09, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMUptown Campus
The Office of Multicultural Affairs has collaborated with our phenomenal campus partners to bring Maya Wiley to campus to help us celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Maya will deliver a keynote address to the Tulane community followed by a question and answer session.
Maya Wiley is a nationally recognized civil rights lawyer and racial justice advocate, a Legal Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and a former top candidate for New York City Mayor in the 2021 Democratic primary. Wiley’s run for Mayor was historic. Running on a platform to make New York City a more just, fair and affordable city, she was the first woman of color to be a top contender, receiving the second highest number of first choice votes, over 200,000, in the rank choice primary. Prior to her run, Wiley had a national reputation as a forceful leader and a lengthy career singularly focused on improving the lives of people of color and low-income people, through litigation, policy advocacy, multi-racial coalition-building, and communications strategy, both outside and inside of government"