Professor Wendy Parker to give Wake Forest Constitution Day lecture on Friday, Sept. 16

Photo of Professor Wendy Parker in the Worrell Professional Center

Professor Wendy Parker

In celebration of Constitution Day 2016, Professor Wendy Parker will present her lecture,  ”Equal Protection & Black Lives Matter.”  The lecture is set for noon on Friday, Sept. 16, in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.  The event is free and open to the public.  Lunch will be served.

Professor Parker’s lecture is based on why the Equal Protection Clause should be interpreted to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Professor Parker says she will evaluate the usefulness of the Equal Protection Clause by analyzing various historical and current events.  She will ask whether Presidential candidates should be required to take a high-school level test on the current interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and whether the U.S. Equal Protection Clause should be replaced with the Equal Protection Clauses in the Constitution of South Africa.