A memorial celebration for the late Professor Emeritus Lee Lorch will be held in
the Winters College Dining Hall on Monday, June 23, from 3:30 to 6pm.
The memorial is sponsored by the York University Faculty Association and the
Association for Retired Faculty and Librarians.
On Friday, Feb. 28, York Professor Emeritus of mathematics and civil rights
activist Lee Lorch died in a Toronto hospital. He was 98 years old.
Prof. Lorch was a mathematician and an early civil rights activist. His
leadership in the campaign to desegregate Stuyvesant Town, a large housing
development on the East Side of Manhattan, helped eventually to make housing
discrimination illegal nationwide but also resulted in Lorch losing his own
job. He and his family then moved to the Southern United States where he and
his wife, Grace Lorch, became involved in the civil rights struggle. He ended
his career as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at York University.