The Martin Luther King Jr Celebration: An Evening with DeRay Mckesson will be held in UNCG Auditorium Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
The event will be hosted by UNCG and N.C. A&T State.
DeRay Mckesson (in visual) is an educator, civil rights activist and leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement.
In 2015, Mckesson was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine. Last year, Time magazine recognized him in its list of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. Mckesson is currently the interim chief human capital officer for Baltimore City Public Schools and a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. He is a 2007 graduate of Bowdoin College and received an honorary doctorate from The New School in New York City in 2016.
Among the associated events earlier in the day, at NC A&T, will be a panel discussion on “Activism and Civil Disobedience,” Dudley Multipurpose room, NC A&T campus, 2-3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit intercultural.uncg.edu.