The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics

The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics at the University of Maryland researches, develops solutions for and provides a forum for discussing the prevailing issues facing underserved, minority communities today.

The Judge AW Center is based in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Center was founded by the Honorable Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., who served for nearly 20 years as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Greenbelt, Md.

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RECENT EVENTS:

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 -Livestream Event: Not All Wounds are Visible: A Community Conversation In partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System & University of Maryland, Balitmore.  Judge AW Center was a co-sponsor the Prince George's satellite feed of this event at Bowie State University

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017-Hiring, Firing & Everything in between-Employment Law for Religious Institutions. Judge AW Center hosted this event at Howard University School of Law

Thurgood Marshall 50th Anniversary Event

NEWS:

WYPR On the Record Podcast-A Mandatory Life Sentence Meets Clemency 6/26/17

Featured Story-5/7/17 Washington Post Article

PAST CENTER EVENTS:

Annual Reception

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CENTER PROJECTS:  Collateral Consequences

The Center is supported by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and its Department of African American Studies (AASD). 

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The Center especially focuses on:

  • Educational preparedness and bridging the achievement gap
  • Justice and fairness in social, civic, economic, jurisprudential and media matters
  • Ethical guideposts for building integrity and community values

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Education

The scope of the Center’s Education plank extends to all primary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, with a goal of developing and implementing strategies to empower minority learners with the skills and expertise necessary to compete in today’s global marketplace, especially in fields in which minorities are underrepresented. Read More

Justice

Along the Justice plank, the Center seeks to shine a spotlight on sources of bias fostering economic injustice, inequities in the criminal justice system and unfair media coverage, developing strategies to address these biases which inordinately undermine underrepresented communities. Read More

Ethics

The Center’s Ethics plank will work to develop and continuously refine a blueprint to assess and educate on the interplay of faith, culture, and ethics in order to promote civic awareness, community engagement and higher standards of integrity and ethical conduct. Read More