Voices of Social Change invites engaging storytellers to share their experiences as active leaders in the local community. The purpose of the program is to honor the social change work of these leaders, to connect people and resources, and to inspire people to engage in social change.
RICHARD SOUL WURMAN: The Next Great Solutions to our Worlds Social Challenges
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in The Grand Ballroom
Richard Saul Wurman, Founder of TED Talks, is described as an "intellectual provocateur” with a "hummingbird mind." The acknowledged father of Information Architecture, Wurman has written, designed and published 83 books and has created countless communities through his innovative conferences. He embraces the insecure space of the unknown and leverages ignorance into the shared riches of the many. He continues to problem solve and engage in the next great solutions to our worlds social challenges.
Faces of Homelessness Panel
November, 2015 (TBD)
Advancing Social Change: The Women of NPR
March 11, 2015
Hoff Theatre, Stamp
Judy Shepard, Civil Rights Advocate and Mother of Matthew Shepard
April 13, 2015
Prince George’s Room, Stamp
Author & Soical Activist
September 16, 2014
Executive Director of Men Can Stop Rape
April 17, 2014
Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur
March 3, 2014
Medical anthropologist and physician
February 4, 2014
Business and Development Director at Community Forklift
October 24, 2013
December 3, 2013
Member, International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
November 6, 2013
Chocolate City Documentary and Discussion with Ellie Walton
April 29, 2013
April 23, 2013
Mark Bergel; Executive Director, A Wider Circle
Closing the Poverty Gap: One Man's Journey to Social Change
September 27, 2012
Counting Change: Making a Difference in an Indifferent World
May 1, 2012
Learn more about this event in The Diamondback
Beatriz Otero; CentroNia / Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (Washington, DC)
Bilingual Education in a Multicultural America
April 19, 2012
Mazi Mutafa; Words Beats and Life
Hip Hop and Social Change
March 15, 2012
Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege, and Denial in the Age of Obama
February 8, 2012
Learn more about this event in The Diamondback
Adam Schneider; Health Care for the Homeless
Triple Threats: Homelessness, Healthcare, and Oppression - A Dialogue about Advocacy, Organizing, and Creating Change
November 16, 2011
Suzanne Marcus; District Alliance for Safe Housing
Hiding from Hate and Finding Hope: Suzanne's Lifelong Campaign Against Domestic Violence in the District
October 20, 2011
Mayor Ortiz & Vinnie Bevivino
Environmental Justice: In Our Backyard?
April 14, 2011
Angela Lagdameo & Christina Lagdameo
A Family of Action: Two Sisters Making a World of Difference
March 8, 2011
Turning the Camera on Change: Advocacy through Documentary Filmmaking
February 24, 2011
Mary-Beth Levin; Prevention Works!
Attacking AIDS in DC: Pathways to Awareness and Prevention
February 16, 2011
Paving the Way for Social Change: Young Alums Taking Action
November 30, 2010
The Voices of Social Change Committee at the University of Maryland is proud to present a panel of recent graduates that will be addressing the members of the University of Maryland community about their work at the forefront of social change issues. Speakers include Davey Rogner, founding member of Pick Up America; Sana Javed, organizer with UNITE HERE local 25; and Chris Lawson, founder of Youth Dreamers.
We are asking for your help in identifying potential speakers for the Voices of Social Change program. Voices of Social Change invites engaging storytellers to share their experiences as active leaders in the local community. The purpose of the program is to honor the social change work of these leaders, to connect people and resources, and to inspire people to engage in social change.
This program began in the spring 2010 semester with three sessions focused on social change in the coffee industry, in Haiti, and environmental justice with local community members. We are looking for individuals involved in social change work in our local community and the Baltimore-Washington area, and are asking for your help.
Do you have relationships with or knowledge of individuals you believe would be good at sharing their story with our students? Have you read about someone in the paper you believe has a story about social change that has benefited the Baltimore-Washington community?
If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, contact information (if possible), and any other information you may have about the invididual(s). Your help in identifying social change agents within our community is extremely helpful and is the most successful way for us to identify promising storytellers of social change. Each of our speakers will be provided a $500 honorarium.
Thank you very much!
The Voices for Social Change Coordinating Team
Mark Engelbert, Aarti Vadalia, Diana Daisy, and Meron Tesfaye