Sarah Jessica Parker to Speak at HLS Class Day

The actor and businesswoman will address students on Wednesday, May 25.

Sarah Jessica ParkerPhoto Courtesy of Yu Tsai

Award-winning actor, producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist Sarah Jessica Parker will speak at Harvard Law School’s (HLS) Class Day ceremony on Wednesday, May 25. The invitation is issued by the marshals of the graduating class of 2016.

Best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the former HBO series Sex and the City, Parker has been an advocate for arts education, serving on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, working with The Turnaround Arts Initiative—a group that uses arts education as a tool to help turn around struggling schools—and aiding former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg with fundraising for public schools.  Parker will return to HBO later this year in the new television series Divorce, in which she stars and serves as an executive producer.

“We’ve seen unbelievable evidence of the difference in a child's daily life when you bring arts into a school,” Parker told The Belfast Telegraph this past fall. “With more arts, all of a sudden attendance goes up, kids pursue higher education...families are brought back into schools, which makes a big difference in the life of a child.”

The Class Day ceremony will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on May 25 on Holmes Field at Harvard Law School. 

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