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Start: 7:00 pm
Credit: Elena Seibert
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in conversation with Belva Davis
Monday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.
My Beloved World
Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Sonia Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1976 and from Yale Law School in 1979. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. From 1992 to 1998, she served as a judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and from 1998 to 2009 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; she assumed this role on August 8, 2009.
As the first black female TV journalist in the West, Emmy Award winning Belva Davis helped change the face and focus of TV news.