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BSU-UMD Social Justice Alliance Symposium 2024

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Join the BSU-UMD Social Justice Alliance and 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III Foundation for the 6th Annual SJA Symposium titled: "Lift Every Voice:'' Artists for Social and Racial Justice on Friday, April 12th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Hear from University President's, the Collins' family, members of the Social Justice Alliance and symposium panelists: Amanda Seales, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Nikkolas Smith, Laura Coates and Leon Timbo as they explore the intersections of anti-Black racism, social justice, entertainment and art.

Lift Every Voice and Sing, often referred to as "The Black National Anthem”, is a hymn of liberation and affirmation for Black communities, used as a rallying cry through pain, protest, joy, resistance, and persistence. Lift Every Voice and Singhas been an anthem of Black joy and justice performed for well over a century; it encourages us all to channel our experience into art and carry Black liberation, which is intertwined with other social justice movements, forward to new generations. By centering Lift Every Voice and Sing in our 2024 Social Justice Alliance Symposium, we commit to living the mission and vision of the SJA toward Black liberation and collective liberation - we are not free until all of us are free.

The Symposium will be held at the University of Maryland's Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, located at 7801 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742. Transportation will be provided for folks traveling from BSU’s campus to UMD.

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The Bowie State University and University of Maryland Social Justice Alliance is dedicated to eradicating the ideology of intolerance, while confronting individuals and combatting systems that normalize indifference, justify injustice, perpetuate hate and inflict violence. The SJA is committed to social justice change through advocacy and action that impacts local, state, national, and global challenges.

Please submit panelist questions and/or feedback at

For questions, please contact Victoria Alexander (she/her/hers), at


Doors open at 10:30am. Participants will be seated during the 2 hour event and a reception will follow in the hall way.


For disability accommodations, please contact Jeanette Snider at

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