Tuesday, April 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stamp Student Union

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 keynote speaker will be Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution.


The day is being organized around five social justice themes:

  1. Immigration in the 21st Century
  2. Economic Development and Inequality
  3. Environmental Justice
  4. Creating Healthy Communities
  5. 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.