Lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson will deliver the keynote address at this year’s United Negro College Fund Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) Convening in July.
Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, will join leaders and administrators from more than 40 historically Black colleges and universities at the two-and-a-half day convening that centers social justice in conversations exploring ways to leverage disruptions in higher education, according to UNCF.
“There is no more suitable way to celebrate our 75th anniversary than by hearing from a trailblazer who has inspired so many,” said UNCF president and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax. “A pathfinder in his own right, Bryan Stevenson’s career as a social justice activist has made invaluable contributions to improving outcomes within the African American community. He will certainly encourage thoughtful discussion among faculty, staff, deans and leadership at our historically Black colleges and universities and the social justice community as a whole.”
Stevenson will participate in a moderated discussion following his keynote remarks. The discussion will add to CPI’s sessions that address “promising” institutional practices on curriculum enhancement, intentional co-curricular engagement, guided pathways, career services and data and technology use within the context of the HBCU experience.
The UNCF Career Pathways Initiative Convening will take place July 1-3, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.