ASU to carry annual MLK Commemoration

Jan. 24—BOONE — Well being fairness knowledgeable and best-selling writer Daniel Dawes, J.D., will give the keynote handle at Appalachian State’s thirty eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, on the Schaefer Middle for the Performing Arts.

The occasion is free and open to the general public. Parking is out there in any campus lot after 5 p.m.

Dawes is a broadly revered well being care and public well being chief, well being fairness and coverage knowledgeable, educator and researcher who has devoted his profession to understanding the basis causes of racial well being disparities and advocating for racial well being fairness.

Dawes at present serves as senior vice chairman of worldwide well being and govt director of the World Well being Fairness Institute at Meharry Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee. He beforehand served as govt director of the Satcher Well being Management Institute at Morehouse College of Medication in Atlanta and is a professor of well being legislation, coverage and administration. Dawes’ scholarship and management have resulted in elevated insurance policies and legal guidelines prioritizing well being fairness.

Dawes will talk about his work in addition to the legacy of Dr. King.

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