Thursday, September 13 2018
9:30am - 2:30pm
The Biltmore Ballrooms, 817 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
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2018 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

The Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage honors Andrew J. Young for his lifelong dedication to public service and civil and human rights, which has changed the course of history. 

The 2018 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage event serves as a symbol of how the legacy of Mayor Ivan Allen Jr., born in Atlanta, continues to embrace civil and human rights for the nation and the world.

Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Schedule

9:30 a.m. - Doors open, Continental Breakfast will be served

10 a.m. - Welcome, Dr. Rafael L. Bras, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. - Ivan Allen Jr. Prize Symposium: Ambassador for Human Rights 

Facilitated by: Ms. Monica Kaufman Pearson, Retired Anchor, WSB-TV

  • Dr. Ronald H. Bayor, Emeritus Professor, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Reverend Dr. Robert M. Franklin, James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership, Emory University and Professor Emeritus, Morehouse College 
  • The Honorable Shirley C. Franklin, Former Mayor, City of Atlanta 
  • Mrs. Errin Haines Whack, National Writer, Race and Ethnicity, The Associated Press 

Noon - 1:15 p.m. - Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Award Luncheon honoring Ambassador Andrew J. Young* 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Student Town Hall* 

*Due to space constraints, the luncheon and student town hall are invitation-only events. However, both events will be posted after the event at

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