Annual MLK Celebration with Keynote by Ted Shaw

January 26, 2021 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Join Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber as she welcomes keynote speaker Theodore Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law, and director of the Center for Civil Rights, for a virtual presentation, “The Real Dr. King: Humanitarian. Bridge Builder. Activist.” Attendees must pre-register to receive streaming information for the Zoom event.  

Shaw will discuss topics such as King's thoughts on policing people of color, affirmative action, philosophy of non-violence and putting people in touch with humanity, as well as current issues such as the assault on democracy, the deep divisions we see and demonizing one another.

“Ted Shaw has done extensive research and has published many book chapters, articles and essays on civil rights,” said Kim Turner, associate dean and director of the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement, which is hosting the event. “Among his many areas of expertise are race and law, civil rights and discrimination and access to justice.”