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Tameika Isaac Devine to deliver Freeman Lecture Oct. 22

Columbia City Council member Tameika Isaac Devine will discuss domestic violence when she delivers the University of South Carolina’s annual Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture in African American Women’s Studies Oct. 22.

Devine’s talk is titled “Domestic Violence in the African American Community; We Are Our Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the School of Law auditorium.

A graduate of the university’s School of Law and partner in the law firm of Jabber and Isaac, Devine has served as a council member since 2002. She is the first African-American female, the first African American to win an at-large election in the city and the youngest person to serve on Columbia City Council.

Devine serves on numerous boards, commissions and civic organizations, including the Municipal Association of South Carolina. She has earned many honors, including The Woman of Distinction award by the Congaree Area Girl Scouts of America, the Whitney M. Young Jr. award by the Indian Waters Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Living the Legacy Award by the National Council of Negro Women and the Lincoln C. Jenkins Jr. Award by the Columbia Urban League.

The Freeman lecture was established in 1993 in memory of Adrenée Glover Freeman, a Columbia attorney who was active in civil affairs and served on the Community Advisory Board of the university’s Women’s Studies Program. The annual lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and its Women’s and Gender Studies Program and African American Studies Program.

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By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 10/09/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 10/09/09 @ 4:32 PM | Permalink

Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture in African American Women’s Studies

  • Who: Columbia City Council member Tameika Isaac Devine will deliver lecture
  • When: Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
  • Where: School of Law auditorium

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