UMD Social Justice Day
The University of Maryland is holding its first Social Justice Day on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The day-long event will center around two interactive sessions in which participants from all parts of campus will be able to demonstrate the many ways -- through research, teaching, and community involvement -- that the University of Maryland is committed to “Growing Social Justice for the Public Good.”
The day is being organized around five social justice themes:
- Immigration in the 21st Century
- Economic Development and Inequality
- Environmental Justice
- Creating Healthy Communities
- Media and Inequality
The day's events will be followed by a Voices of Social Change talk by Naomi Klein, an acclaimed journalist, filmmaker, and activist, best known for her criticism of capitalism, globalization, and war, as well as a more recent shift to promoting environmentalism.
This event builds upon the Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Community series that launched in 2016.