The Social Justice Send-Off is an annual commencement event that celebrates students who have engaged in social justice work and public/community service work during their time at Georgetown. It also recognizes students who plan to pursue social justice work and public/community service after graduation. Family, friends, faculty, staff and community partners are invited to celebrate graduates’ contributions to Georgetown and the larger community.

The Send-Off is held annually at 10am the Friday morning of Commencement weekend. It is collaboratively planned and hosted by the Center for Social Justice, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Division of Student Affairs, Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, Office of Mission and Ministry, Initiative for Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Cawley Career Education Center, and Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs.

The 2019 Social Justice Send-Off will be held Friday, May 15, 2020 of Commencement Weekend at 10:00am in the ICC Auditorium. Following a 1-hour program featuring the University's 2019 Legacy of a Dream awardee as the keynote speaker, a reception will be held in Arrupe Multipurpose Room.

Previous Social Justice Send-Off Keynote Speakers

Hawah Kasat
Founder and Executive Director, One Common Unity

Steve Park
Executive Director, Little Lights Urban Ministries

Abel Núñez
Executive Director, CARECEN

Nakeisha Neal Jones (G'02)
Executive Director, DC Public Allies

George Jones
Chief Executive Director, Bread for the City

Lecester Johnson
Chief Executive Officer of Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School

Mary Brown
Founder and former Executive Director, Life Pieces to Materpieces