Giduz Award Reception for Theodore M. Shaw, Director of UNC Center for Civil Rights
Civil Rights Today
The Harvard Club of the Research Triangle invites you to join us as we present our sixth annual Giduz Award for public service to Ted Shaw, the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC and Director of the UNC Center for Civil Rights. Previously, Professor Shaw served as professor of law at Columbia Law School and worked for over 20 years at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, including four years as the organization's director-counsel. Professor Shaw argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including a landmark case as lead counsel representing African-American and Latino students in the University of Michigan undergraduate affirmative action admissions case. The issue at stake was whether affirmative action programs in the nation's universities should remain in effect, or whether they should be abandoned.
Join us for an inspiring evening as Professor Shaw shares his experiences as a champion for civil rights in our country and presents today's challenges and opportunities.
The Giduz Award is presented to a North Carolina citizen who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service. Previous Giduz award winners include Bill Friday, Lawrence Wheeler, Mildred Council, Hodding Carter III, and Grant Llewellyn.
When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @ 6PM
Location: RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, Durham 27703
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by discussion and presentation.
Cost: $35 Members/ $50 Non-Members/ $25 Young Harvard Alumni