In June 2020, the Alumni Relations team pledged to listen, reflect, and act in order to address the urgent need to dismantle racism and other forms of prejudice and intolerance at UMD and in our community.
Please view the following letter to the alumni community to learn about how we are committed to doing more to address systemic racism in the coming year. These actions will take the form of learning opportunities for alumni via virtual and in person programs, community service projects, alumni volunteer programs at UMD, and additional staff training.
Alongside millions of people around the world, we are grieving the unjust death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd’s murder, along with the killings of countless other Black people, demands we listen, reflect, and act on the need for systemic change in our communities and in our work. We must actively dismantle racism, prejudice, and intolerance at UMD and in our community.
Please view the following letter to the alumni community to learn about our initial commitments to help foster dialogue, learning, and new ways of working with alumni to create meaningful change.