Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

Social Justice Send-Off

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 Friday, May 17 at 10:00AM ET in Healey Family Student Center Social Room. The Ceremony will be followed by a community gathering immediately following. All graduates are invited to participate; graduates’ families and friends and University community members are welcome to attend.

The Registration Form for Class of 2024 Hoyas is open!.

The hallmark of the Send-Off has always been our Hoya graduates sharing from the microphone about their social justice commitments and their post-graduate plans (if they wish).

Class of 2022 graduates share from the microphone on the ICC auditorium stage about their social justice commitments.

The ceremony and reception are collaboratively planned and hosted by the Center for Social Justice, Research, Teaching & Service; the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor; the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access; the Office of Mission and Ministry; Initiative for Catholic Social Thought and Public Life; Cawley Career Education Center; Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs; Capitol Applied Learning Lab; and the Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement (GRACE). Please contact with any questions.

Previous Social Justice Send-Off Keynote Speakers

Reginald L. Douglas (CAS’09)
Artistic Director, Mosaic Theater

Paula Fitzgerald, Esq.
Executive Director, Ayuda

Khari Brown
CEO, Capital Partners for Education

2021 (virtual)
Christopher Bradshaw
Executive Director, Dreaming Out Loud

2020 (virtual)
Sandra Jackson
Executive Director, House of Ruth

Hawah Kasat
Founder and Executive Director, One Common Unity

Steve Park
Executive Director, Little Lights Urban Ministries

Abel Núñez
Executive Director, Central American Resource Center (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, Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School

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