Leading for Equity, Anti-Racism, and Diversity

The Leading for Equity, Anti-Racism, and Diversity (L.E.A.D.) Institute is a training and coaching series offered by the School of Social Work’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Participants complete modules designed to increase their understanding of their individual bias, learning about systemic oppression, and creating concrete action steps to make a change.

After completing L.E.A.D., our LEADers participate in our L.E.A.D. Learning Community, which is a space to expand understanding, hold each other accountable, work collaboratively, and build community.

If you're interested in The L.E.A.D. Institute, Apply Here: https://umaryland.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4NOch0LXX6Pdezs 

L.E.A.D. is one of the ways that the SSW community is incorporating the J.E.D.I. is Social Work campaign. J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) is Social Work is an educational initiative to support a social work community in which all persons are treated equitably while being their authentic selves.


Learn more about the J.E.D.I. is Social Work campaign and all the ways you can get involved.


Cohort 1

Sol Baik

Maisha Davis

Joan Davitt

Meredith Gunn

Tiffany Hancock

John Hartin

Madge Henderson

Orin Howard

Courtney Jones Carney

Jessica Rider Amin

Nakiya Schurman 

Dawn Shafer

Kay Smith

Fernando Wagner

Alexandra Wimberly

Cohort 2

Michelle Boardman 

Emily Bradshaw

Margo Candelaria

Darquita Fletcher

Natalie Flowers

Carrie Gould-Kabler

Channon Hammond

Lisa Klingenmaier

Letitia Passarella

Rochon Steward

Henriette Taylor

Sarah Warner

Angela Weeks

Danielle White

Gary Wolnitzek

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