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The 2023 SJA symposium theme is "Take a Knee": Pursuing Racial & Social Justice in Sports and will be held on Friday, April 28th from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The Symposium will be held at Bowie State University's Fine and Performing Arts Center, located at 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie MD. Transportation will be provided for folks traveling from UMD's campus. For questions, please contact Victoria Alexander (she/her/hers), at

The 2023 symposium will explore the intersections of social justice and athletics. A panel discussion will address racial injustice and inequity and help participants develop tools and strategies to advance racial justice and healing. Professional athletes, coaches, sports journalists, and campus leaders will also be honored for their commitment to social justice and activism.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

The Social Justice Alliance continues to honor the legacy of BSU student 1st Lt. Richard W. Collins III, who was murdered in 2017 by a UMD student.

Hosted by the BSU/UMD Social Justice Alliance and 2nd Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III Foundation.


Need transportation from UMD to BSU for the symposium? Indicate you need transportation when you register. Questions can be directed to Jeanette Snider,


For disability accommodations, please contact Jeanette C Snider at or

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