IMPACT Speaker Series

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Derreck Kayongo
The Impact of Diversity in the Marketplace"
Chief Executive Officer
National Center for Civil and Human Rights

All events are free and open to the public
Program starts at 4:30 p.m.
Events are held in LeCraw Auditorium in the Scheller College of Business.

Detailed directions and parking information can be found here.
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As CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Derreck Kayongo is well on his way to establishing the Center as a core landmark for the City of Atlanta. Please join Institute for Leadership and EntrepreneurshipAfrican Student Association, and Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain for an inspiring talk on diversity from Mr. Kayongo. 

Although Kayongo was born in Uganda, he lived as a refugee in Kenya after the president of Uganda seized power in a military coup before his family was able to settle in the United States.  Shaped by these experiences, he has dedicated his life to helping others through entrepreneurship. Kayongo started his own nonprofit, the Global Soap Project, which recycles hotel soap and distributes to refugee camps.

In late 2015, Kayongo was named as the new CEO for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights because of his personal history, experience as a human rights advocate and activist, and his commitment to the mission of the Center.  The National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ mission is to empower people to take the protection of every human’s rights personally.

For the full bio click here.


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