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2017-2018 MLK Committee Members (photo: Ryan Herron)
2018-2019 MLK Committee Members (photo: Ryan Herron)


The University Celebration Committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration coordinates programs and activities for the University’s annual observance honoring the life and contributions of MLK. Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is proud to be part of this endeavor and thanks all of the Carolina students, faculty, staff, and community members who help make this celebration a success year after year.

2020-2021 Committee Members

2020-2021 MLK Planning Committee

Black Student Movement
Maha Ballard, Tamiya Troy, Taliajah Vann
Carolina Indian Circle
Skylar Chavis, Elizabeth Silver
Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB)
Nadja Brown
Carolina Women’s Center
Sydnni Poole
Diversity & Inclusion, Student Access and Success Committee
Dajah Stallings
Fraternity and Sorority Life – Interfraternity Council
Brandon Wacaser
Fraternity and Sorority Life – Panhellenic Council
Natalie Davis
Graduate and Professional Student Federation
Xiaorui Fu, Amanda Smythers
LGBTQ Center
Terri Phoenix
MADO – Student Government 
Jorren Biggs, Swaycha Goli, Tylah Harrison, Jovan Sheshbaradaran
Mi Pueblo 
Juan Castro, Melanie Godinez Cedillo, Kathy Jaramillo
Student Life and Leadership
Irfaun Karim

Student Chairs

  • Dajah Stallings, Diversity and Inclusion – Student Ambassador
  • Irfaun Karim, Student Life and Leadership

Staff Advisers

  • Antoinette Bullard, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Rachel Tates, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Sarah Levine, Student Life and Leadership