Hon. James b. McMillan Fellowship Fund Dinner
Featuring Distinguished Panel
Each year, the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s McMillan Fellowship Fund promotes justice and innovation within our local legal system by awarding paid fellowships to law students interested in pursuing a career with a local nonprofit or government agency. The primary source of financial support for these fellowships is the annual McMillan Fellowship Dinner.
This year’s dinner will be on Thursday, February 27 at Bryon's South End (101 W Worthington Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203). This year’s dinner will feature a distinguished panel of experts discussing the topic, “A Conversation on Educational Inequality". The panel members’ address will be preceded by the presentation of the 13th annual Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award to the Honorable Jane V. Harper.
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to diversity and equal opportunity in our community. It is named for the Award’s first recipient, the distinguished civil rights attorney Julius L. Chambers, who represented the plaintiffs in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1971 decision upholding busing of students to promote integration. The presiding judge in the case at the trial court level was the late Hon. James B. McMillan, whose memory the McMillan Fellowship Fund honors.
Attire: Business formal
|Sponsorship Amount||Tickets Included|
($190 tax deductible)
($50 tax deductible)
Smoked Gouda & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken
|Pamela Grundy||Justin Perry||Robb Leandro|
|Ms. Grundy is the author of
Color and Character, West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Education Equality.
|Mr. Perry is chairman of ONEMeck, an organization advocating for fair, equal and excellent educational opportunity for all CMS students.||
Mr. Leandro is a partner at
Parker Poe and lead plaintiff in Leandro v. State, a landmark case challenging education inequality in North Carolina.
Panel Moderator: Sonya Pfeiffer
|Sonya Pfeiffer is a former television journalist who is now a practicing civil rights and criminal defense attorney. As a journalist, she worked internationally in Paris and Tel Aviv and nationally in Omaha, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Boston and New York. She has directed and produced documentary films including the
award-winning short “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Social Justice.”
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