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Dr. Marcus Martin: President’s Commission on Slavery and the University
November 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Metro: U Street (Green/Yellow)
Join the UVaClub of Washington, DC and the Ridley Club of Greater Washington in welcoming Dr. Martin to the area to discuss the Commission on Slavery. President Sullivan charged the commission, which was co-chaired by Dr. Martin, with providing advice and recommendations on the commemoration of the University of Virginia’s historical relationship with slavery and enslaved people. Dr. Martin will provide insight to some of the findings from that commission and will also highlight upcoming diversity initiatives.
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Guided tour of museum
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm: Meet and greet with drinks and heavy appetizers
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation
8:00 pm -8:30 pm: Networking
Office for Diversity and Equity Initiatives and the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University
Dr. Marcus L. Martin
Vice President & Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
Dr. Marcus L. Martin is Professor and past chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia. He held the chair position from July 1996 to December 2006. Dr. Martin’s Emergency Medicine responsibilities included the adult and pediatric emergency departments, chest pain unit, express care, Pegasus air ambulance, the Blue Ridge Poison Center, paramedic training program, emergency medicine residency program and several emergency medicine fellowship programs. During his tenure at UVa. Dr. Martin served as Assistant Dean, School of Medicine, Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Equity and Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equity. On July 25, 2009, Dr. Martin was appointed Interim Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and on April 1, 2011 Dr. Martin was appointed Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity.
Please contact Tamira Roberson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.