MLK Jr. Event Features Jurist, Awards for Diversity Efforts

February 3, 2016    |  

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month at an annual event to recognize student, faculty and staff leaders in diversity.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016  Noon – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Maryland School of Medicine Health Sciences Facility, MSTF Auditorium, 685 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD  

WHO: Jay A. Perman, MD, president of UMB; Hon. Judge Robert M. Bell, JD, former chief judge, Maryland Court of Appeals; Brian Sturdivant, MSW ‘00, director, strategic initiatives and community engagement, UMB Office of Community Engagement; UMB CURE Scholars leadership team; UMB Champion of Excellence; Tanya Sharpe, PhD, MSW, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW), whose research focuses on aftermath of mass violence, traumatic death, and coping among African American family members of homicide victims;    Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) student members; Maryland Carey Law faculty members who led design of a course, “Freddie Gray’s Baltimore: Past, Present and Moving Forward;” The Furman L. Templeton (FLT) Preparatory Academy School Choir Club, represented by 25 singers ages 7-11 froma UMB partner public school in the SSW-led Promise Heights program.

Bell will give the keynote address. Perman will deliver remarks and present the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Awards to Sturdivant, Sharpe, the HAD, and Maryland Carey Law faculty members. FLT choir selections will open and close the program.