Photo of author Alice Walker

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host “An Evening with Alice Walker” in honor of Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 18, at 5:00 p.m.

Walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include many collections of short stories, children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. Walker made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature as well as the National Book Award in 1983 for her novel, "The Color Purple." The award-winning novel served as the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film and was adapted into a New York City Broadway Theatre stage play in 2005. 

This event is co-sponsored by UAB’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Multicultural and Diversity Programs, Institute for Human Rights, Commission on the Status of Women, African American Studies Program, UAB Graduate School, and the University of Alabama's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the University of Alabama in Huntsville's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Samford University's Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives.

The virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register at