Event Date and Time
Various Campus Locations

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 us for a special Keynote and Book Signing, 5:30 P.M. to 7 P.M. Click here to access printable schedule.  

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Time Session Suggested Title Location Description
11- 12:15pm 1 Introduction and Mini-TED Talks Special Events Room, 6137 McKeldin Library This session will introduce the day and offer experts in the theme of immigration, refugee and migration issues doing brief TED-style talks.
12:30- 1:15pm 2 Awards Reception Special Events Room, 6137 McKeldin Library Hosted by ARHU, reception for awardees of 2019 SJD Awards that recognize ongoing social justice effort on campus.
1:30- 3:00pm 3 Interdisciplinary Panel on Themed Year: Immigration and Refugees Special Events Room, 6137 McKeldin Library Panel discussion by coordinating units with scholars who will discuss the many sides of immigration and what immigration means for our society and future.
3:30- 5:00pm 4 Social Justice Open Session: The “Public Square” Various spaces as arranged by units and coordinating committee Units across campus hosting their own events. A printed and online program will be produced to promote all activities.
5:30-7pm 5 Keynote Speaker and Book Signing Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union Keynote featuring conversation with Diane Guerrero and UndocuTerps, plus questions and answers session and book signing.


Diane Guerrero

Invited Keynote Speaker

Image removed.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.