2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

"Finding Common Ground to Bridge the Divide"

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 4pm

Claudia Nance Rollins Building Auditorium
Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE


To the Metropolitan Atlanta Community:

For over twenty one years, the Rollins School of Public has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards Program. The genesis of this celebration grew out of dialogue in 1993 between Dr. Joyce Essien and then Dean of the School of Public Health, Ray Greenburg, where they agreed that it was time to align the mission and values of Public Health with the precepts of social justice. With the support of our current Dean, James Curran, and the diligent work of faculty, staff, and students, this program has grown to be a major event among the calendar of King Week activities held at Emory. Our program is unique as the only event that has consistently recognized and celebrated people and organizations in greater Atlanta whose work exemplifies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year's program, as in past years, is sponsored by the Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School and our theme is "Finding Common Ground to Bridge the Divide". This event will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Rollins School of Public Health (1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322) and will be followed by a catered reception.

View photos from the event.

The featured speakers this year will be from Higher Ground, a group of four senior religious leaders from across religious traditions, who come together to raise awareness and to inspire action on key issues affecting the greater Atlanta community to affect positive change. Speakers include: Reverend Joanna Adams from First Presbyterian Church, Imam Plemon El-Amin from the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, Rev. Dr. Joseph L. "Joe" Roberts from Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman from the Temple.

Honorees include:

Please contact Angela Thomas at (404) 727-7697 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,


Laurie Gaydos, Ph.D.
Co-Chair
MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
Rollins School of Public Health

Emily Bianchi, Ph.D.
Co-Chair
MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
Goizueta Business School

Wesley Longhofer, Ph.D.
Co-Chair
MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
Goizueta Business School

 

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