UMD Social Justice Day 2019
The University of Maryland will host its 3rd annual, Social Justice Day, on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The Day will include activities focused on this year’s campus-wide theme of Immigration, Migration and Refugee issues. Join UMD for a special keynote and book signing, 5 pm to 8 pm.
Invited Keynote Speaker
Diane Guerrero is an actress, activist, and author known for her roles as “Maritza Ramos” on the award winning, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Netflix series Orange is the New Black (for which she received three Screen Actors Guild awards), as "Lina" in CW's break-out hit, Jane the Virgin, and as “Sofia” a series regular on the CBS comedy Superior Donuts. Diane’s memoir, IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE, published by Henry Holt, details her life as a citizen daughter of undocumented parents, and her years-long struggle to deal with the consequences of the broken immigration system. Diane is an outspoken advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and in 2015, was named a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She has worked with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center; Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization; and the National Museum of the American Latino.
For more details about the event please visit the university's Social Justice Day website.