2012 MLK President's Reception & Diversity Leadership Awards

2012 MLK President's Reception & Diversity Leadership Awards

University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer reiterates Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of equality through education and introduces the recipients of the University’s annual Diversity Leadership Awards, Shayne Evans (managing director of the...

Summary

University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer reiterates Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of equality through education and introduces the recipients of the University’s annual Diversity Leadership Awards, Shayne Evans (managing director of the Urban Education Institute and director of the University of Chicago Charter School) and Sylvia Puente (executive director of the Latino Policy Forum). Their work exemplifies a commitment to freedom and equality in serving diverse populations in Chicago.

Also speaking is Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York, which pledges to provide children with better schools and education.