Judge Glenda Hatchett to Speak at Philandar Smith Bless The Mic Lecture Series

February 3, 2008 · Print This Article

On Monday, February 4 at 7 p.m., Judge Glenda Hatchett will speak in the M.L. Harris Auditorium. Known in legal circles for her innovative courtroom style, and widely respected by viewers for her revolutionary interventions on her TV program, The Judge Hatchett Show, her extensive work with youth has established her as a leader in the justice system nationwide. In 1990, she helped found the Truancy Intervention Project, which enlists the help of legal volunteers to provide early, positive intervention with children reported as truants. She also serves as national spokesperson for CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates. Additionally, the mother of two boys is the author of Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say, released in 2003.

Bless The Mic, a contemporary spin on the traditional college lecture series, provides a broad mix of speakers who possess the ability to communicate with the hip-hop generation (broadly defined as Black youth culture including college students and young professionals, but today includes a more diverse group of young people), or who have studied areas that are of importance to this demographic.

Since its inception in 2005 the popular lecture series—which last year drew an average of 400 attendees—has featured notable cultural and political figures such as Michael Eric Dyson, Ann Coulter, Cornel West, Jonathan Kozol and Ward Connerly.

All lectures in the series are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sericia Cole at (501) 370-5279 or by e-mail at scole@philander.edu.


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