Daniel Dawes: 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Daniel Dawes, J.D., App State’s 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. speaker, will give a presentation at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Dawes is a widely respected healthcare and public health leader, health equity and policy expert, educator and researcher who currently serves as Senior Vice President of Global Health and Executive Director of the Global Health Equity Institute at Meharry Medical College. He also will serve as the founding dean of the future School of Global Public Health at Meharry Medical College, the first school of public health at a historically black institution.
Dawes has dedicated his career to understanding the root causes of racial health disparities, building awareness and advocating for racial health equity.
About Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at http://diversity.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.