Department of Sociology
Charles Lawrence Memorial Lecture
Charles Lawrence, Chair 1966-77.
Professor Charles R. Lawrence II was a member of the Department of Sociology from 1948 until his retirement in 1977. He served as Chairman from 1966-1977. In addition to providing leadership to the department, Charles Lawrence was the first black and only the third lay person to hold the presidency of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church's General Convention. He was instrumental in paving the way for the ordination of women in the Episcopal Church and played a leadership role as well in marshalling the church's efforts to end apartheid in South Africa. The Charles Lawrence II Memorial Lecture Series is presented by the Department of Sociology and the President of Brooklyn College. It was established in 1989 by his family and friends to honor his intellectual and spiritual legacy.
Contact: For further information about
this lecture series, please contact Professor
Gertrud Lenzer, Organizer
and Chair, Charles Lawrence II Memorial Lecture
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology Frances Fox Piven.
The 2007 Charles Lawrence Memorial Lecture. This year's lecture was delivered by Dr. Frances Fox Piven (CUNY). Dr. Piven talk was on 'Popular Power in a Globalizing World' on Wednesday November 7th, 2007