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Passing the Torch:

Rekindling the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by Doing Well While Doing Good in the Public Sector

Panel Discussion


School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

Date:        January 16, 2013

Time:        3:30 - 5:30 PM

LocationNewcomb Hall, South Meeting Room



This program will highlight the significance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically Title VII of the Act, and discuss changes in the demographics of the workplace since the passage of this Act.   A panel discussion will focus on “doing well while doing good in the public sector” and “passing the torch” to the next generation entering the workforce.  Panelists will include Maurice Jones (City Manager, City of Charlottesville), Nancy O'Brien (Charlottesville Mayor, 1976-1978), Ebony Walden (AICP Neighborhood Planner, City of Charlottesville), and Abigail Turner, Esq. (Of Counsel to the Legal Aid Justice Center, Charlottesville).


Billy Cannaday, Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Vice Provost for Academic Outreach, will moderate the panel.  Abigail Turner, Esq., will provide an overview and discuss the significance of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  Michele Claibourn, Research and Policy Analyst at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, will provide an overview of the workforce of the 1960s compared to today's workforce.