Larry E. Davis, dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and Donald M. Henderson Professor, was the speaker at the School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony. Dr. Davis has long been recognized as a leading scholar of the narrative about race in America and its role in social justice. His academic life has been dedicated to the creation of solution-based dialogues that promote a more racially equitable society. He has published widely and has written, edited, or co-authored seven books. He is the founder and leader of both the University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems and of REAP, a consortium of race, ethnicity, and poverty centers across the United States. Dr. Davis is also the first person to receive both the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award from the Council on Social Work Education and the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research.