Monday, September 28, 2020

BSU-UMD Social Justice Alliance

A determined, kind and accomplished young Black man, Lt. Collins had a life of service ahead of him. He was visiting friends at the University of Maryland when he was stabbed and killed by a white UMD student.
We still grieve the loss of Lt. Collins. This week, we will commemorate his legacy with two landmark events.
On Thursday, October 1, a State of Maryland law -- the 2nd Lieutenant Richard Collins III Law -- will go into effect, changing the way hate crimes are prosecuted. On the same day, our university will join with Bowie State University and the Collins family to launch a joint Social Justice Alliance. The Alliance honors the legacy of Lt. Collins and will promote social justice initiatives on both campuses.
Please mark your calendars to view the live event. And on October 1, let's say his name, together.
Darryll J. Pines