Social Justice Day 2017
University of Maryland Stamp Union
April 18, 2017
The campus is holding its first Social Justice Day on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, with the theme:
“Growing Social Justice for the Public Good”
The all-day event will involve faculty, staff and students from the entire College Park campus. In addition to a keynote speaker at 9 a.m., the day 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 social justice. The day will end with a conversation, summary, and next steps from the day's interactions (3:30 - 5 p.m.).
This year, the day is being organized around five social justice themes. The abstracts of the displays in each theme are also included as PDFs:
- Immigration in the 21st Century PDF
- Economic Development and Inequality PDF
- Environmental Justice PDF
- Creating Healthy Communities PDF
- Media and Inequality PDF
WELCOME by President Loh & KEYNOTE SPEAKER 9am:
"Just a Dream? Economic Equality Across Generations"
Dr. Richard Reeves
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution
After the keynote speaker, the day is organized around two “interactive hubs.” These hubs offer participants the opportunity to display their Social Justice Day offerings at one of two times:
10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Each display will be combined with others around the same theme to stimulate discussion among attendees on a given social justice topic. These are not traditional “poster sessions” in the sense that they will not be “presented,” but “displayed” and form the basis for a thematic discussion amongst those at the session. These themed sessions or “interactive hubs” will be formed by the displays mounted on poster boards in the hub. The goal is to include research, but also to expand to the many social justice-related activities in which the campus community is engaged.