Shaw University to Host Virtual Town Hall on Role of Black Businesses in Wake of Protests

Raleigh, NC – (July 15, 2020) – Shaw University will host a virtual town hall discussion on “The Role of Black Businesses in the Wake of Protests, Policing, and a Pandemic.” The event will be via a Zoom webinar on Thursday, July 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Shaw’s recent announcement of the creation of its Center for Racial and Social Justice (CRSJ) was preceded by a series of disturbing and violent incidents that sparked protests across the country. Downtown Raleigh, just blocks from Shaw University’s campus, is only now beginning to recover from protests marred by rioting. During the Town Hall, business owners, as well as authorities on diversity and entrepreneurship will examine the role Black-owned businesses play in promoting racial justice as well as economic opportunity.

Panelists include: Ms. Valerie K. Fields, Chief PR Pro, PR PROS, LLC; Mr. Nasir Dukes, Manager, Dukes Properties and Construction; Mr. George E. Timberlake, Jr., Vice President/Small Business Community Lender, Fifth Third Bank; and Ms. Dominque S. Milton, President, Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council. Shaw University president, Dr. Paulette Dillard, will bring greetings and Dean Johnny Bernard Hill will provide closing remarks. Shaw University’s Dean Valerie Johnson and Dean Lynette Wood will moderate the discussion.

Registration information:
What – Zoom webinar
When – Thursday, July 30, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET (US and Canada)
Topic – Shaw University Presents – Virtual Town Hall Meeting

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Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.