Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Speaking at the Mayor's Celebration of Diversity Awards

Michael Eric Dyson will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Dinner and Mayor's Celebration of Diversity Awards on October 3.

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission will hold the dinner at 7 p.m. on October 3 at the Old National Events Plaza.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is currently the University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University.

Dr. Dyson is an American Book Award recipient as well as a two-time NAAP Image Award winner.

Not only that, he has been named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony Magazine. The Philadelphia Weekly says that Dr. Dyson is, “reshaping what it means to be a public intellectual by becoming the most visible black academic of his time.”

Dr. Dyson has also taught at Brown, Chapel Hill, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The 2017 Mayor's Celebration of Diversity Awards will be presented at the Human Relations Commission Annual Dinner.

The awards will recognize business, organizations, and individuals that embrace and celebrate diversity.

To submit your nomination for the Mayor's Celebration of Diversity Awards, click here. The deadline to nominate is September 20.

Ticket donations are $35 per person. Corporate sponsorships are available as well.

If you would like additional information, contact the Human Relations Commission at (812) 436-4927 or by clicking here.

(This story was originally published August 9, 2017)


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