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At Carolina, diversity and inclusion are about building understanding across differences, creating conditions to ensure the equitable educational and social benefits of diversity and cultivating an inclusive and supportive environment for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, faculty and staff – where every person feels valued and has an opportunity to add value.
The first Carolina Conversations session of the semester addressed the importance of how people treat one another, provide for each other’s well-being and facilitate personal success.
From exhibitions to lectures to fellowships, the Stone Center is a hub for intellectual activity and supports the creative energy of the campus as it explores African-American and African Diaspora lives, cultures and histories.
Students investigate some of the biggest issues in health care through Project ENABLE, which encourages students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to explore careers in biomedical and health informatics.
The MLK Week of Celebration begins with the 34th annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet and Award Presentation. This year's speaker will be Dr. Reginald Hildebrand, awardee of UNC's Tanner Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2012.
The 38th Annual MLK Keynote Lecture and Awards Ceremony will feature Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP, as the keynote speaker, as well as presentations of the UNC MLK Student Scholarship and Unsung Heroes awards.
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will deliver this year's African American History Month Lecture. Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his NY Times best-seller, "Stamped from the Beginning," Kendi examines the cause and effect of racist ideas and policies.