The 10th Annual Social Justice Summit 

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Location: Sawyer Building
Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amer F. Ahmed
Acclaimed Diversity Scholar Examining Islamophobia

Amer F. Ahmed, Ed. D., is an individual with an eclectic personal and professional experience. As an intercultural diversity consultant, college administrator, facilitator, poet and Hip Hop activist, he channels his diverse experiences into work geared towards effective change serving to create mutual benefit for all. 

Born in Springfield, Ohio to Indian Muslim immigrants, Amer has dedicated his life to engaging and facilitating diversity across human difference. His studies in Anthropology and Black Studies have been enhanced by powerful study abroad experiences in South Africa and Nepal. His education, world experiences and his Indian-Muslim-American upbringing helps him understand the need for respect and dignity of all people. Amer currently serves as Director of Intercultural Teaching (DIT) and Faculty Development at University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Breakfast and lunch will be served and all participants will receive a Social Justice Summit t-shirt. For more information contact the Office of Diversity Services at 617.573.8613 or email

Event Schedule:
Check-in:  9:00am - 9:30am   
Welcome: 9:35am - 9:55am
Block 1:10:00am – 10:50am
Block 2: 11:00am – 11:50am     
Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:40pm 
Keynote Address: 12:50pm – 1:50pm  
Block 3: 2:00pm – 2:50pm 
Block 4 / Men of Color Panel: 3:00pm - 3:50pm     
Block 5: 4:00pm – 4:50pm 
Closing / Raffle: 5:00pm – 5:15pm   
5:00pm – 5:15pm: Closing / Raffle