Shannen Dee Williams of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville will present a free lecture, “The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life,” on Thursday, November 16, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. The event is hosted by the Garaventa Center and is free and open to all. In her talk, Williams will chart the fiercely contested entries of U.S. born black women and girls into historically white Catholic sisterhoods from the nineteenth century to the present day. Williams is an assistant professor of U.S. and African-American history, and is currently working on her first book: Subversive Habits: The Untold Story of Black Catholic Nuns in the United States. For ADA accommodations or more information call x7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.