Black Law Students Association Honors Theodore Shaw '79 at Annual Paul Robeson Gala
New York, March 29, 2016—From the Black Lives Matter movement to politics increasingly cleaved by race, 2016 marks a crucial moment for African-American legal leadership, said speakers at Columbia’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 22nd annual Paul Robeson Gala.
|Honoree Theodore “Ted” Shaw ’79 (center), a leading civil rights advocate and educator, stands with keynote speaker Janice Tudy-Jackson ’92 (right) and BLSA Chair Reni Benson '17 (left).|
|Robeson Gala Chairs (left to right): Tonbara Ekiyor, Kayasha Lyons, and Nicholas Willingham, all Class of 2017, are all smiles as guests enjoy the special evening.|
|Nicholas Willingham '17 (right) presents honoree Ted Shaw with the Distinguished Alumni Award.||Synne Chapman ’16 (right) introduces keynote speaker Janice Tudy-Jackson.|
Members of the BLSA board invite Ted Shaw and Janice Tudy-Jackson join them for a group photo. (From left to right, back row to front: Marc Holloway, Stephan Bradley, George Tepe, Denzell Faison, Kendall Wells, Norian Watson, Wendell Ramsey, Matthew Mahoney, Brianna Cummings, Tito Kolawole, Reni Benson)