Social Justice Day 2017
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: (1) Immigration in the 21st Century, (2) Economic Development and Inequality, (3) Environmental Justice, (4) Creating Healthy Communities, and (5) Media and Inequality.
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'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.
For more information, visit https://sph.umd.edu/event/umd-social-justice-day