Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event

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Join us for the virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event: The Intersection of Social Justice and Health Care.

This event is presented by the UAB Heersink School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion & UAB Health System Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

During the 10:30-11:30 a.m. hour, a round table panel of health professionals will explore the intersection of social justice and health care at UAB.
Panelists include:
- Dr. Brandi Shah
- Verlon Salley
- Dr. Samantha Hill

The panel will be facilitated by Andre Lessears, UAB Medicine Chief Diversity Officer.

The afternoon session will begin at 12:00 pm with a performance by the Miles College Choir and lead to our keynote speaker, Lenice C. Emanuel, MLA, Executive Director of the Alabama Institute for Social Justice.

Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion

Target Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


King Week, Community Month



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