Event Date and Time
Virtual - ZOOM Link to be provided after registration

Join UMBA for a panel discussion on the impacts of socioeconomic inequities in the Black community and strategies to combat systemic imbalances. This event is an after-action discussion aligned with the 2020 March on Washington, themed “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks”. This is a networking gathering of alumni, students, and faculty/staff that compose the Black Terp community. 

Thomas Dawson, ‘13 (CCJS/ECON). Thomas is the Chair of the Social Action Committee for the University of Maryland Black Alumni Association.  


Rosa Abraha, ’14, Public Health Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rosa Abraha is a Public Health Advisor by day at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a Career and Academic Strategist by night through her personal business, Revamped by Rosa. She is a dedicated champion for addressing health disparities among underserved communities and finds true purpose and passion in building up the next generation of minority millennial leaders.

George Braxton, ’87, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. After graduating UMD, he attended UVA School of Law. He practiced law briefly before taking a position in Georgetown University Law Center's admissions office. He later became Dean of Admissions at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. "Brak" returned to his hometown of Richmond, VA where he became Director of Recruiting and Diversity at the law firm of LeClair Ryan.  In 2012, he was appointed to the chief diversity officer position at the Defense Contract Management Agency.  He joined the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources in 2019 as its Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. 

Jamor Gaffney, ’13, Associate Director of Equity & Partnerships at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Principal Consultant at The Glasgow Group. Jamor Gaffney is an experienced consultant and organizational strategist centering equity and justice initiatives. Passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), social justice, and movement building, she helps schools and organizations build their internal capacity and external influence while remaining true to their brand identity and mission.

Tracey Weldon, ’13, Recent MBA Graduate of of Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Tracey Weldon is a strategy consultant and policy professional.  Currently, Tracy is supporting a key player in the aviation industry to build their regrowth strategy with environmental, social, corporate governance principals at the core of their operations.  Prior to business school, Tracy designed health equity centered policy campaigns for the American Heart Association.

Cost: FREE
This event is sponored by the University of Maryland Alumni Association


RSVP by 9-15-2020

For questions, contact Thomas Dawson: %20thomasdawson49 [at] gmail [dot] com