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Anvil of Freedom

2016-2017 Anvil of Freedom Honoree: Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Headshot of Julianne Malveaux Dr. Julianne Malveaux has been selected as the Estlow Lecturer and recipient of the University of Denver's Anvil of Freedom award in recognition of the publication of her book, Are we better off? Race, Obama and public policy, published in February 2016. This book is a compilation of Malveaux's columns that offer a review of the highs and lows of the Obama presidency from an African American perspective. Malveaux is a journalist, author, and economist and has been a regular commentator featured on CNN, PBS, NBC, BET, and FOX among others, and her columns have appeared in USA Today, Ms. Magazine, and more. Her writings provide insights on a range of topics, including the merits of minority-owned businesses and Black entrepreneurship, the payday loan debt system that traps many moderate and low-income people in poverty, and the societal benefits of a livable minimum wage. For five years, Malveaux served as President of Bennett College, which along with Spelman College is one of only two all-women historically black colleges. During the election season, Malveaux called for both Clinton and Trump to address the nation's poor and hungry in their debates.

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At the University of Denver's annual Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence, Julianne Malveaux participated in a panel in her capacity of Morton L. Margolin Distinguished Lecturer on Thursday evening, January 21, and was the featured Estlow lecturer and recipient of the University of Denver's Anvil of Freedom award at the Diversity Summit's keynote breakfast on Friday, January 20 2017. Registration for all Diversity Summit events is now available