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Homecoming '22: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Beyond the Checkboxes

Join us as keynote speaker Deepa Iyer addresses the people, roles, and responsibilities of Anti-racist and DEI Work Beyond Diversity Statements and “Checkboxes.”

Following the Keynote, Deepa will be joined by a panel of alums who are active in social justice work. They will discuss their different roles and experiences.

  • Moderator: Lori James-Townes, MSW ’91, Alumni Association Board of Directors, President


  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Neijma Celestine-Donnor, MSW, Assistant Dean and Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Maryland School of Social Work

  • Vidushani Jayalal, MSW, Chief of Staff for Councilman Mark Conway, Baltimore, MD

  • William “Bill” Joyner, JD, MSW, Director Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office, University of Maryland, Baltimore



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