Ivan Allen Prize for Social Courage Events

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
The Biltmore Ballrooms
817 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Continental Breakfast and Registration

The Imperial Ballroom
9:30-10 a.m.


10-10:15 a.m.
Dr. Rafael L. Bras, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Panel Conversation 

10:15-11:45 a.m.
Moderator: Ms. Monica Kaufman Pearson, Retired Anchor, WSB-TV
Panel Participants: 

  • Dr. Ronald H. Bayor, Emeritus Professor, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Reverend Dr. Robert M. Franklin, James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership, Emory University and Professor Emeritus, Morehouse College 
  • The Honorable Shirley C. Franklin, Former Mayor, City of Atlanta 
  • Mrs. Errin Haines Whack, National Writer, Race and Ethnicity, The Associated Press 

The final event of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage celebration will be a student-only townhall from 12:45 - 2:30 PM.

To learn more and to RSVP, visit

If you are interested in attending the symposium and/or luncheon, please reach out to Laura Pusateri directly at


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