2021 MLK Celebration
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 3:30 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom
*Registrants will receive Zoom streaming information prior to the event.
Join UNC Charlotte and the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement for the 2021 Annual MLK Celebration. The annual celebration honors the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year's virtual program will include a welcome, remarks by Chancellor Gaber, a keynote by Ted Shaw, and closing remarks.
Ted Shaw is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and the Director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights. Shaw teaches at the university and his research areas include the Fourteenth Amendment, affirmative action, and fair housing policies. Among his scores of honors are the 2012 Harlem Neighborhood Defenders Office W. Haywood Burns Humanitarian Award and the 2012 Office of the Appellate Defender Milton S. Gould Award for Outstanding Advocacy. Shaw has published many book chapters, articles, and essays on civil rights, including the introduction to "The Ferguson Report: United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division."
Shaw attended Columbia University Law School as a Charles Evans Hughes Fellow. He then practiced as a Trial Attorney in the Honors Program of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. In 1982, Shaw joined the staff of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF). He worked for over 26 years, including litigating cases related to elementary, secondary and higher education, housing, voting rights, and capital punishment. Shaw worked closely with Julius Chambers, a North Carolina native and civil rights leader.