The Robert B. Silvers Lecture: Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill

The 2023 Robert B. Silvers Lecture

Sherrilyn Ifill: How America Ends and Begins Again

Our country is experiencing a period of accelerated democratic unraveling. But within the danger of this moment, Ifill argues that there is also a unique opportunity. Can we at long last build a healthy, multiracial democracy anchored in the values of equality and justice?

A civil rights lawyer and scholar, last year Ifill stepped down after a decade as the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She was the second woman ever to hold this position. She is now a senior fellow at the Ford Foundation.

Registration to attend the Silvers Lecture at the New York Public Library is now open; the event will also be livestreamed.

Tickets are free, but registration is required.

The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, who was a co-founding editor of The New York Review of Books.

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